- 1 (watch) don't peep!she went to the window and peeped outno miresno viches (River Plate area) [colloquial]to peepse acercó a la ventana y se asomó a mirar
atsomebody/somethingthey were peeping at me through the curtainsme espiaban or me atisbaban a través de las cortinasme vichaban a través de las cortinas (River Plate area) [colloquial]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.
- 2 (show, stick out)(tip/edge/corner)her petticoat was just peeping from under her dressmy toes were peeping out(se) le asomaba la combinación por debajo del vestido(se) me asomaban los dedosExample 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.
- (quick or furtive look) peep
atsomething/somebodycan I have a peep?she had a quick peep at the answer¿puedo ver?¿a ver?¿puedo vichar? (River Plate area) [colloquial]le echó un vistazo a la respuestavichó la respuesta (River Plate area) [colloquial]Example sentences
- A quick peep at my watch told me that the time was 6.30 a.m. and across in the other bed, just visible through the mosquito nets, J.R. was still sleeping soundly.
- The bigger kids said it was haunted so it was obviously too much of a temptation for any 10 year old not to take a quick peep through the window.
- New chaps would have a quick peep over the top, just for a moment - but only if they didn't know anything.
- (sound) See examples: the peep, peep of the canarythe peep of a car hornel pío, pío del canariowe haven't heard a peep out of the baby all nightel pitido de un claxonone more peep out of you and there'll be trouble!el niño no ha rechistado en toda la nochewe didn't hear another peep from her all evening¡como vuelvas a abrir la boca, ya vas a ver!any news from your brother? — not a peepno volvió a decir ni pío or ni mu en toda la noche [colloquial]¿sabes algo de tu hermano? — ¡ni pío! [colloquial]Example sentences
- Especially since we never hear a peep of complaint about the millions of dollars of research funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
- We didn't hear another peep from them all week.
- And, I don't want to hear one peep from you about it either.
- (make high-pitched sound)(bird)(horn/whistle)he peeped at them as he drove byles tocó la bocina or les pitó al pasarExample sentences
- 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.
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