peek out of (something)

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peek out of (something)

1. To glance or peer outward shyly or quickly from inside of something. We peeked out of our room when we heard our parents fighting. I saw the kitten peek out of the pile of blankets before she darted back under.
2. To be revealed partially from within something. All I could see was the animal's bushy tail peeking out of the dark crate. There's little bit of your shirt peeking out of the bottom of your suit jacket.
See also: of, out, peek

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.
See also: of, out, peek