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1‘I peeped through the keyhole’
look quickly, cast a brief look, take a secret look, spy, take a sly look, take a stealthy look, sneak a look, peek, have a peek, glance, peer
informal take a gander, have a look-see, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, have a squint
British informal have a dekko, have a butcher's, take a butcher's, take a shufti
NZ informal Jack Nohi
2‘the moon peeped through a chink in the clouds’
appear, appear partly, appear slowly, show, come into sight, come into view, make an appearance, put in an appearance, present itself, present oneself, become visible, emerge, issue, peek, peer out, surface, loom, show its face, show one's face, come to light, spring up, pop up
1‘I'll just take a peep at it’
quick look, brief look, sly look, stealthy look, sneaky look, peek, glance, glimpse, look, peer
informal gander, look-see, squint, eyeful
British informal dekko, butcher's, shufti
1‘one morning I heard a telltale peep’
cheep, chirp, chirrup, tweet, twitter, chirr, pipe, piping, warble, squeak, chatter
2‘there's been not a peep out of the children’
sound, noise, cry, utterance, word
3‘a looted painting was sold without a peep’
complaint, grumble, moan, mutter, murmur, grouse, objection, protest, protestation, outcry, demur, argument, remonstrance, remonstration, exception, grievance, cavil, quibble, word, sound
informal niggle, gripe, grouch, beef
1‘the fax peeped and began to flutter out the papers’
cheep, chirp, chirrup, tweet, twitter, chirr, squeak
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