peek through

peek through

1. To peer, glimpse, or glance through (something) quickly, shyly, or inconspicuously. I peeked through the curtains to see if the man was still lurking outside our house. I looked over at the door and could see a small child peeking through.
2. To be revealed partially through or from behind something. I went the whole day without realizing that my bra was peeking through my dress. I tried to cover up the graffiti with black paint, but there was still a bit of color peeking through.
See also: peek, through

peek through

 (something)
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.
See also: peek, through
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al have focused on increasing the bioactivity of PEEK to improve the bone-implant interface using surface modification to activate PEEK through surface treatment and impregnating bioactive materials into PEEK substrate.
Since I could not go, I did the next best thing, and like a voyeur, I would cup my hands around my eyes and peek through the windows of playmates that had been called away.