peep

Ⅰ.
peep [1] VERB 1) look quickly and furtively. 2) (peep out) come slowly or partially into view.
NOUN 1) a quick or furtive look. 2) a momentary or partial view of something.
ORIGIN symbolic.
Ⅱ.
peep [2] NOUN a weak or brief high-pitched sound.
VERB make a peep.
not a peep — Cf. ↑not a peep
ORIGIN imitative.

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