peep at (someone or something)

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peep at (someone or something)

To get a quick, cursory, often sneaky or surreptitious look at someone or something. I peeped at the boss's computer, and it looks like there's a round of layoffs on the way. Campus guards caught him trying to peep at the women getting changed in their locker rooms.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

peep at someone or something

to get a glimpse of someone or something, as if looking through a hole. I peeped at Tom through the Venetian blinds. Look in the microscope and peep at this bacterium.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A 23-year-old Filipina administrator was using the washroom when she saw the 23-year-old Jordanian computer operator peeping at her countrywoman secretary while she was in the bathroom at the hotel where they work in May.
Once the secretary was out, her co-worker [administrator] informed her that she had spotted the man peeping at her while she was using the bathroom.
A 23-year-old Filipina administrator was said to have been using the washroom when she saw the 23-year-old Jordanian computer operator peeping at her countrywoman secretary while she was in the bathroom at the hotel where they work in May.
During investigation, he denied intentionally peeping at the woman in nude, saying he was only cleaning the window glass of the bathroom, which was his job.
He went to the building and learnt from the woman that she saw the defendant peeping at her through the bathroom window as she was taking a shower.
Summary: A cleaner was on trial on Monday in the Court of First Instance on the charge of intentionally peeping at a woman in her shower through her bathroom window while he was cleaning the glass.
He went to the building and heard from the woman that she saw a man peeping at her.
Dubai A Sri Lankan cleaner will have to pay a Dh2,000 fine after a court convicted him of entering the women's washroom at The Dubai Mall and peeping at a Filipina while she used the cubicle.
The Dubai Court of First Instance fined the 34-year-old cleaner, R.C., after he was incriminated of peeping at the 29-year-old Filipina while she was using the cubicle.