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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 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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