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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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You are accountable for what's happening within the peers underneath you."
We quickly realize that this is not the case: A number of the plates have flaps, and each time one peers underneath, the unfolding page causes startling changes in our perception of which color or what we are seeing.
Anyone impatient to know his number raises the cup high in front of him as if to make an extravagant toast and peers underneath it.
It also carried out operational tests at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on the controversial "backscatter" scanner, which peers underneath clothing to detect weapons or other potentially dangerous items.
Parsons peers underneath Ladder 1, which has sprung a leak in its water tank.
Leiss' painstaking research peers underneath daily media coverage around risk issues to expose an elaborate, deliberately hidden communication strategy used by corporate executives, politicians, marketing/P.R, firms, "spin doctors" and the like, to put often difficult, value-laden issues in the best light, always in order to advance deliberately pre-ordained market or policy agendas.