intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 (watch) espiar*, vichar (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]; (look quickly) mirar ([ a hurtadillas ]) echar un vistazo, vichar (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] don't peep! no mires, no viches (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] she went to the window and peeped out se acercó a la ventana y se asomó a mirarto peep
atsb/sth they were peeping at me through the curtains me espiaban or me atisbaban a través de las cortinas, me vichaban a través de las cortinas (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
More example sentences
- We peeped through the window of an old-fashioned apothecary.
- Scarlet ran over to inspect as did Griffith and they peeped through to see Lane on the phone with someone.
- She locked the bullet into the barrel, peeped through the scope, aimed, and instantaneously pulled the trigger, expelling the bullet into the air.
More example sentences
- Spring in Connecticut brings rain and daffodils and tulips begin to peep out from piles of dirty snow.
- His eyes traced over me, taking in my disheveled hair and my toes, which were peeping out from underneath my dress.
- I regarded my toes as they peeped out of the water while I floated on my back.
- Outside their window, an insect's timid squeak peeped sporadically into the night, like a half-rusty hinge.
- When you leap up every time he or she peeps, you're disturbing his or her sleep, the sleep folks say.
- It was hard work but I had a lot of public support with drivers peeping and the support from the firefighters has been fantastic.
- 2 (show, stick out) [tip/edge/corner] asomar her petticoat was just peeping from under her dress (se) le asomaba la combinación por debajo del vestido my toes were peeping out (se) me asomaban los dedos
- (quick or furtive look) vistazo (masculine)peep
atsth/sb can I have a peep? ¿puedo ver?, ¿a ver?, ¿puedo vichar? (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] she had a quick peep at the answer le echó un vistazo a la respuesta, vichó la respuesta (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]
- (sound) the peep, peep of the canary el pío, pío del canario the peep of a car horn el pitido de un claxon we haven't heard a peep out of the baby all night el niño no ha rechistado en toda la noche one more peep out of you and there'll be trouble! ¡como vuelvas a abrir la boca, ya vas a ver! we didn't hear another peep from her all evening no volvió a decir ni pío or ni mu en toda la noche [colloquial/familiar] any news from your brother? — not a peep ¿sabes algo de tu hermano? — ¡ni pío! [colloquial/familiar]