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peek at someone or something

to sneak a glimpse at someone or something. Now, don't peek at me while I am changing my shirt. I peeked at the dessert you made. It looks delicious.
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peek in

(on someone or something) to glance quickly into a place to see someone or something. Would you please peek in on the baby?
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peek in(to something)

to steal a quick glimpse into something. Sam peeked into the oven to see what was cooking. Laura opened the oven door and peeked in.
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peek out

 (from behind someone or something)
1. to look outward from behind someone or something. A shy kitten peeked out from behind the sofa. I looked toward the back of the sofa just as a little cat face peeked out.
2. to show just a little bit with the rest concealed behind someone or something. A bit of yellow peeked out from behind the tree, so we knew Frank was hiding there. We saw a flash of Frank's yellow shirt peek out.
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peek out

 (from underneath someone or something)
1. to look outward from beneath someone or something. A small furry face peeked out from underneath the sofa. At the base of the sofa, a cat peeked out.
2. to show just a little bit with the rest concealed under someone or something. Her petticoat peeked out from underneath her skirt. Her skirt was a tad too short and a little bit of her slip peeked out.
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peek out of something

 (at someone or something)
1. to be inside of something and take a look out. A pair of glimmering eyes peeked out of the darkened room at the two people standing at the door. I peeked out of my room at the eerie shadows in the hallway. Jerry peeked out of the bathroom to see if anyone was looking.
2. [for a little bit of something] to be revealed with the rest concealed within. A bit of white skin peeked out beneath his pants cuff.
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peek over something

1. to examine something with a quick glance. I really can't say how good the story was. I only peeked over it. I peeked over your manuscript, and it looks good.
2. to raise up and look over some barrier. I peeked over the wall and saw the lovely garden. Don't peek over the sofa and let Roger see you. It will ruin the surprise.
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peek through

1. to peer or glimpse through something. I'll just peek through your picture album. I'll study it more carefully later. I only have time to peek through. I would like to spend more time with it later.
2. [for something] to become slightly visible through something. Mary, the lace of your slip is peeking throughyour blouse! Some lace is peeking through.
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peek under something

to sneak a little glance beneath something. I peeked under the table, hoping to see the dog waiting therefor the part of my dinner I wasn't going to eat. Peek under the chair and see if the cat is there.
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He's knowledgeable about the world, obviously bright, sophisticated beneath the spray-on populism, and experienced in high-stakes negotiations with foreign potentates," Peek wrote of Trump in one August 2016 column for the Fiscal Times.
In order to investigate the effect of temperature on the interior crystalline morphology during the fretting test, the technique of permanganate etching was used in this work to remove amorphous phases and leave crystalline regions at the worn areas of PEEK samples.
During my discussion with Johns at NASS, as well as with a representative from DiFusion's PEEK provider (Solvay), we further explored the material solution they had discovered, in addition to other PEEK-based technology offerings, such as the one from Vertera Spine.
3], MgO may play important role in strengthening the bonding between nanofillers and PEEK matrix, consequently producing a nanocomposite material with both excellent mechanical properties and high bioactivity the present time, few studies have been reported in this field [13].
When looking to extend the performance envelope beyond Victrex Peek 150CA30, aerospace engineers have qualified Victrex Peek 90HMF40 to deliver higher mechanical properties.
If I don't have a problem, my goal is to play until 40," the 39-year-old Peek said after announcing his retirement through his Twitter account.
Manufacturers and consumers benefit from the use of the new Victrex Peek, because of its ability to satisfy very demanding requirements, delivering consistent long term performance, it added.
Diba's 6-40 PEEK fitting can handle pressure up to 500 psi (33 bar) and houses a PEEK ferrule insert and type 316 stainless outer steel case.
PEEK is sponsored by a consortium of LookSmart's shareholders represented by Snowy August Management LLC and Platinum Management LLC.
KetaSpire KT-820 PEEK provides greater flexibility and elasticity than competitive PEEK grades, according to Davide Polloni, Market Development Manager for ATO.
The battery-operated pump implant is based on the Peek polymer Vestakeep from Evonik Industries and has received CE approval.
Abstract: Mechanical properties of neat poly-ether-etherketone (PEEK), reinforced PEEK with 30 (wt%) carbon fibres (PEEK CF 30) and filled PEEK with 15.
Richard Pearce, course tutor, said: "This is an enthusiastic and hard-working group and Sneaky Peek is their first exhibition.
Solidur, one of Brazil's largest high-performance plastics processing companies, has selected Victrex Peek polymer, manufactured by Victrex Polymer Solutions, a division of Victrex and leading provider of high performance polyaryletherketones, to replace stainless steel filling valves in beverage bottling machines and the housings responsible for placing the threaded cap on each bottle.