peer about

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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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[p.sub.i]: the peer about to perform the description dropping procedure H ([p.sub.i]): the set of description [p.sub.i] preserves in its buffer T ([p.sub.i]): the set of description [p.sub.i] preserves and has forwarded to other peers [G.sub.j]: the group pt belongs to Description Dropping ([p.sub.i]) 1 for each description [d.sub.k] [member of](H ([p.sub.i])-T ([p.sub.i])) 2 [A.sub.j-i]([d.sub.k])[left arrow] [summation over ([p.sub.x]:[P.sub.x][member of][G.sub.j-1],[d.sub.k][member of]H([p.sub.x])] F([p.sub.x]) 3 find a description [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 4 H([p.sub.i])) [left arrow]H([p.sub.i])-[d.sub.k] 5 [G.sub.j][left arrow] [G.sub.j] - [p.sub.i] 6 if j > 1 7 [G.sub.j-1][left arrow][G.sub.j-1][union] [p.sub.i] Parent and Description Selection.