peer over

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.
See also: over, peer

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.
See also: over, peer