peek at

peek at (someone or something)

To get a quick, cursory, often sneaky or surreptitious look at someone or something. I peeked at the boss's computer and saw an email about a possible round of layoffs coming up. Campus guards caught him trying to peek at the women getting changed in their locker rooms.
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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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As he sat propped up in a big chair by Beth's sofa, with the other three close by, and Hannah popping in her head now and then `to peek at the dear man', nothing seemed needed to complete their happiness.
JBU-900X also demonstrates a lower dielectric constant than standard PEEK at high temperatures of up to 200[degrees]C, according to the manufacturer.
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As a part of quantitative analysis, the study segments the market by different applications of PEEK at country level with the current market estimation and forecast till 2020.
The venture manufactures Vestakeep PEEK at a plant in Changchun, China.
The stories may also intrigue female readers because not only will it let them see many of the types of guys they have already encountered but it will give them a peek into the mysterious workings of the male psyche--and a good, perceptive, true-to-life peek at that.
By discussing the friction coefficients and wear values, worn surfaces, microetching morphologies, and thermophysical properties, the corresponding wear mechanisms of PEEK at different temperatures were analyzed in detail.
The representative engineering stress-strain curves for pure PEEK and wollastonite-filled PEEK at different displacement rates are shown in Fig.
For all three grades of PEEK at the different cooling rates studied, the exponent n is around 3.0 to 3.4, which suggests a simultaneous nucleation and spheru-litic crystal growth process in a nonisothermal crystallization process.
The solubility of [CO.sub.2] in PET was larger than that in PEEK at 40[degrees]C.
However, as the crystallization process takes place a shift of the maximum of the SAXS peak of PEEK at higher values of the scattering vector s (s = (2/[lambda]) sin[theta]; [theta] being the scattering angle and A the wavelength) is observed.
13, The Hoffman-Weeks plot indicates little compositional dependence, with the apparent melting temperatures of the blends very close to that of pure PEEK at the various crystallization temperatures.