peer around

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.
See also: around, peer
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We will all have different opinions and views but, judging by the 'restricted views' still to be found at some Premier League grounds, there appears to be very little rush to reduce the number of neck-strain injuries sustained by spectators as they peer around Edwardian stanchions and house of Murdoch TV gantries.
Mr Clegg has said every Lib Dem MP and peer around at the time had been asked if they had known of it and none said they had.
Chief executive James Ramsbotham, a friend of the Howell family, showed the peer around the region, introducing him to some of the key businesses in the area.
Soldiers use it to peer around corners or over walls to identify hidden dangers.
At first glance, the two devices look near-identical and you could be mistaken for thinking they are conventional Ultrabooks, it's only when you open the Vivo up and peer around the back that the integrated hinge and dock reveal that the display can be easily removed.
Mitra's ballsy heroine, who lost an eye in childhood and uses her hi-tech falsie to peer around corners, is emotionally untouched by her journey into the dead zone, and so are we.
Mitra's ballsy heroine, who lost an eye in childhood and uses her hi-tech falsie as a camera to peer around corners, is emotionally untouched by her journey into the dead zone, and consequently so are we.
Joanne, 30, of Hove, East Sussex, will be able to peer around the screen when asked to identify the alleged attacker.
'Why me?' They peer around and hope nobody's noticed.
As I peer around the edges of the crowd in John's gospel, I see Ben, defiant, arms crossed, wanting his net profit delineated for each and every sacrament we put him through.
We caught glimpses of other athletes at the edges of the screen, and we made up our own stories; we leaned forward and tried to peer around the corner to see what NBC wasn't showing us.
"You just have to cut little holes and peer around, and if you break something, you have to fix it," Waters says.