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peep

peep(
pip
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to look furtively)
a. espiar
The police arrested the man who was peeping at me from across the street.La policía arrestó al hombre que me espiaba desde el otro lado de la calle.
b. mirar furtivamente
When the teacher wasn't looking, I peeped at the answer sheet for tomorrow's test.Cuando el profesor no estaba mirando, miré furtivamente la hoja de respuestas para el examen de mañana.
c. mirar a hurtadillas
We tried peeping under the door to find out who else was in the office with our manager.Tratamos de mirar a hurtadillas debajo de la puerta para ver quién más estaba en la oficina con el gerente.
2. (to look at quickly)
a. echar un vistazo
I quickly peeped at my watch and realized that I had to leave early.Rápidamente le eché un vistazo a mi reloj y me di cuenta de que tenía que salir temprano.
3. (to stick out)
a. asomar
My friend told me that my bra strap was peeping out from under my blouse.Mi amiga me dijo que asomaba un tirante del sostén por debajo de la blusa.
b. asomarse
We should call the gardener. Some weeds are starting to peep out among the grass.Debemos llamar al jardinero. Algunas malas hierbas están empezando a asomarse entre el césped.
4. (to make a high-pitched sound)
a. piar
I wanted to sleep in, but the birds peeping outside my window kept me awake.Quería seguir durmiendo, pero las aves que piaban frente a mi ventana me mantuvieron despierto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (sound birds make)
a. el pío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A few peeps from the incubator indicated that the chcks had hatched.Unos píos de la incubadora indicaron que los pollitos habían salido del cascarón.
6. (slight sound)
a. el pío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I don't want to hear a peep out of you while John is giving his speech.No quiero oír ni un pío de ti mientras John da su discurso.
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peep
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (sound)
a. el pitido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (colloquial)
a.
I don't want to hear another peep out of youno quiero volver a oírte decir ni pío
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peep [piːp]
noun
ojeada (f); miradita (f)
to get a peep at sth lograr ver algo brevemente; to take or have a peep (at sth) echar una ojeada or miradita (a algo)
let's have a peep
intransitive verb
1 (look) mirar rápidamente; (furtively) mirar furtivamente or a hurtadillas
to peep at echar una ojeada or miradita a; I lifted the lid and peeped inside levanté la tapa y eché una miradita; he peeped through the curtains se asomó a ver por detrás de las cortinas; to peep through the window asomarse a la ventana para mirar
2 (stick out) asomar(se)
a head peeped out se asomó una cabeza; the sun peeped out from behind the clouds el sol se asomó tras las nubes; her shoes peeped from beneath her skirt los zapatos se le asomaban por debajo de la falda
peep [piːp]
noun
1 [of bird] pío (m); [of whistle] silbido (m)
2
there hasn't been a peep out of them no han dicho ni pío (informal); we can't get a peep out of them no les podemos sacar nada; I don't want to hear peep out of you! ¡tú ni chistar!; ¡tú ni pío! (informal)
intransitive verb
piar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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