peek / pique / peak

peek / pique / peak
   To peek is to look quickly without someone knowing: The child peeked inside the gift.
   To pique is to arouse or provoke: Muriel's comment piqued Abner's curiosity. Pique can also be used as a noun meaning "resentment": Sedgewick felt a bit of pique at the association of his name with their real estate scheme.
   A peak is the highest point of something: Chastity decided not to drive to the top of Pike's Peak during the peak summer vacation season.
 See piquant / pique

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  • peek / pique / peak —    To peek is to look quickly without someone knowing: The child peeked inside the gift.    To pique is to arouse or provoke: Muriel s comment piqued Abner s curiosity. Pique can also be used as a noun meaning resentment : Sedgewick felt a bit of …   Confused words

  • peek / pique / peak —    To peek is to look quickly without someone knowing: The child peeked inside the gift.    To pique is to arouse or provoke: Muriel s comment piqued Abner s curiosity. Pique can also be used as a noun meaning resentment : Sedgewick felt a bit of …   Confused words

  • peak — peek, pique …   American English homophones

  • Peek — The term Peek or PEEK can mean more than one thing, depending on context: peek    –verb (used without object) 1.to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer. –noun 2.a quick… …   Wikipedia

  • Peek — Peek, v. i. [OE. piken: cf. F. piquer to pierce, prick, E. pique. Cf. {Peak}.] To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peek — peak, pique …   American English homophones

  • pique — peak, peek …   American English homophones

  • peak(s) — peek(s), pique(s) …   English homophone dictionary

  • dem|i|pique — «DEHM ee PEEK», adjective, noun. –adj. (of a saddle) half peaked; having a peak of about half the height of that of the older war saddle. –n. a demipique saddle. ╂[< demi + peak1; spelling influenced by French pique pike, spear] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Words with the same pronunciation — There are many words in English that are pronounced the same but spelled differently. The following pairs of words are explained at separate entries in this book because they are often confused: bass base, bear bare, born borne, break brake,… …   Useful english dictionary

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