Definition of keek in English:



[NO OBJECT]Scottish
  • Peep surreptitiously.

    ‘he keeked through the window’
    • ‘She doesn't like playing piano and hates being keeked by Nobita Nobi when she was washing.’
    • ‘After slapping Harry on the ear, I keeked out of the flap expecting to see a furious young girl in the truck's wake, but only spotted a calf looking over a hedge.’
    • ‘Please keek in on us from time to time.’
    • ‘A quick glance around revealed a half-dozen other kids concealed in doorways, keeking out from behind walls, or half - hidden behind trees.’
    • ‘He'll glower at the fire and he'll keek at the light!’
    • ‘When books were read round class, and you got the belt if you got carried away and keeked at the next page before you were allowed to.’
    • ‘It took Liam some time to answer the door. I keeked round the back to see him emerge through what I thought was a field of bamboo.’
    peep, have a peep, have a peek, take a secret look, spy, take a sly look, take a stealthy look, sneak a look, glance, cast a brief look, look hurriedly, look, peer
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  • A surreptitious glance.

    • ‘John Knox might not approve (though he would probably have a keek through the curtain); the two Roberts, Burns and Fergusson, certainly would.’
    • ‘They vanish like dreams at morn's first keek.’
    • ‘I will take a keek at anything I like now.’
    • ‘It's an odd story, a keek through the keyhole at the inner workings of how to stay famous, but it also serves to illustrate just how far the writer has come.’
    quick look, brief look, sly look, stealthy look, sneaky look, peek, glance, glimpse, look, peer
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Late Middle English: perhaps related to Dutch kijken ‘have a look’.