- 1 (watch) don't peep!no miresshe went to the window and peeped out
no viches (River Plate area) [colloquial]se acercó a la ventana y se asomó a mirarto peep
atsomebody/somethingthey were peeping at me through the curtainsme espiaban or me atisbaban a través de las cortinas
me 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 dress
asomar(se) le asomaba la combinación por debajo del vestidomy toes were peeping out(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?¿puedo ver?she had a quick peep at the answer
¿puedo vichar? (River Plate area) [colloquial]le echó un vistazo a la respuesta
vichó 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) the peep, peep of the canaryel pío, pío del canariothe peep of a car hornel pitido de un claxonwe haven't heard a peep out of the baby all nightel niño no ha rechistado en toda la nocheone 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 eveningno volvió a decir ni pío or ni mu en toda la noche [colloquial]any news from your brother? — not a peep¿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)
piar(horn/whistle)he peeped at them as he drove by
sonarles 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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