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English noun: peep

1. peep (event) the short weak cry of a young bird


Broader (hypernym)cry

2. peep (act) a secret look


Broader (hypernym)look, looking, looking at

English verb: peep

1. peep (perception) look furtively

SamplesHe peeped at the woman through the window.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)look

2. peep (perception) cause to appear

SamplesHe peeped his head through the window.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)show

3. peep (communication) make high-pitched sounds

SamplesThe birds were chirping in the bushes.

Synonymscheep, chirp, chirrup

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

Narrower (hyponym)chitter, twitter

4. peep (communication) speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

5. peep (change) appear as though from hiding

SamplesThe new moon peeped through the tree tops.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)appear

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