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peer around

To scan (an area) around one with one's eyes; to glance or gaze ahead and side to side. I peered around the room, looking for my friend in the crowd of people. The man stepped out of his front door, peered around suspiciously, then went right back inside.
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peer about

To scan (an area) around one with one's eyes; to glance or gaze ahead and side to side. I peered about the room, looking for my friend in the crowd of people. The man stepped out of his front door, peered about suspiciously, then went right back inside.
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peer at (someone or something)

To examine, scan, or stare at someone or something, especially in an intent, inquisitive, or searching manner. Sarah's daughter came into the room and peered at me suspiciously, then turned around and walked right back out again. I peered at the directions, but they just didn't make any sense to me.
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peer in(to something)

To glance, look, or stare in(to something), especially in an intent, inquisitive, or searching manner. I peered into the room to see if anyone was in there. I caught the secretary peering in during our meeting, but he left as soon as noticed me watching him.
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peer out at (someone or something)

1. To glance, look, or stare out (from something or someplace) toward someone or something. I looked inside of the box and saw a small kitten peering out at me. We peered out from the window at the tanks passing through the streets.
2. To be or become partially visible to someone or something (from behind or beneath something). The moon peered out at us from behind the clouds. From behind the black paint, some splotches of the mural's color still peers out at the city streets.
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peer over (something)

1. To glance, look, or stare out over the top of something. We peered over the fence when we heard the neighbors start fighting. I caught him peering over my shoulder as I entered my computer password.
2. To examine or review something closely. I peered over her notes to see if I could find the answers I needed. They were still peering over the documents when I left the room.
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peer through (something)

To glance, look, or stare through something, especially in an intent, inquisitive, or searching manner. Peer through the telescope and see if you can make out the constellations. I stood peering through the fog, trying to figure out where the bus had left me. Sarah peered through the curtains to see if the man was still lurking outside the house.
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peer underneath (something)

To glance, look, or stare underneath something, especially in an intent, inquisitive, or searching manner. Peer underneath the bed and see if my keys are down there. She stood peering underneath the front porch looking for her cat.
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peer under (something)

To glance, look, or stare under something, especially in an intent, inquisitive, or searching manner. Peer under the bed and see if my keys are down there. She stood peering under the front porch looking for her cat.
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peer about

to stare around; to look at everything about. She came into the room and peered about. Mary peered about, looking for a place to sit.
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peer at someone or something

to look at someone or something closely; to stare at and examine someone or something. The child peered at me for a while in a strange way. The owl peered at the snake for a moment before grabbing it.
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peer in(to something)

to stare into something; to look deep into something. I peered into the room, hoping to get a glimpse of the lovely furnishings. I only had time to peer in and then I walked on by.
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peer out at someone or something

to stare out at someone or something. A little puppy peered out at them from the cage. When I looked under the box, Timmy peered out at me with a big smile.
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peer over something

to stare out or look over something, such as one's glasses. The old man peered over his glasses and looked off into the distance. She peered over the wall to see what she could see.
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peer through something

 
1. to view or look through glasses, spectacles, binoculars, etc. From the way she peered through her glasses at me, I knew I was in trouble. Claire stood on the balcony, peering through her binoculars.
2. to stare through a partial barrier, such as a window, drapes, the haze, the fog, etc. George peered through the drapes and spied on the party next door. Sally peered through the haze as best she could, trying to see if the way was clear.
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peer under something

to look underneath something. She peered under the bed, hoping to find her slippers. When she peered under the bed, she found nothing but lint.
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