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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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
A sneak peek at "Pretty Little Liars" Season 7, episode 18, reveals that despite their choice to start a future together, Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison's (Sasha Pieterse) plans will be interrupted by A.
Invibio was also able to maintain high prices notwithstanding the availability of PEEK at significantly lower prices from two newer PEEK suppliers, and prevent the two newer suppliers from developing into fully effective competitors.
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.
Impact resistance values are 20% to 30% higher than those of glass-filled PEEK at similar loading and melt flow.
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.
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.