In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to peek (at sth/sb) — vichar (algo/a algn) River Plate informal
- we peeked around the curtains — nos asomamos por detrás de las cortinas
- I'll just peek in at the kids — voy a vichar a los chicos
- I'm glad our wedding photographer didn't make us peek out coyly from behind a tree or some such nonsense.
- From there she peeked into the family room, where the prince was sleeping soundly.
- She peeked at me from behind her fingers and laughed miserably.
- Judy bit her lip, opened the door to the operating room just a crack, and quickly peeked inside.
- All we need is to be allowed to peek behind the curtain.
- Lynn walked right on by, peeking into Jessie's room to make sure she was alone.
- On my way back, I paused by the open door of the spare room, peeking into it with interest.
- He quickly peeked around the corner of the kitchen to check that he hadn't been heard.
- She crouched behind a tent, peeking out to see if there was any way through.
- She peeks under the wrapping quickly then sets it back.
- Griffin quickly peeked into the tent and saw the armoury, he was smiling from ear to ear.
- She just wanted to peek inside quickly to see who it was, then she would gladly leave with Josh.
- He peeks behind the curtains, an amateurish move on his part, but nothing too bad.
- Leanne called softly, walking throughout the house, peeking into all the rooms.
- I stayed behind after classes were over for the day and peeked into the detention room.
- She quickly peeked into the pot and gave a disappointed sigh before rushing to open the door.
- Then a little blond head peeked out from behind the door and wobbled toward me.
- He peeks inside a room and then enters, turning on the lights.
- I wait for Diania to wake and dress, then I slip out of the storage facility and, still twitching, peek out into the room.
- Ms. Robbs cracked the door of her son's room, peeking in at his sleeping face.
1peek (at sth/sb)
- may I have / take a peek (at it)? — ¿puedo vichar?
- What I'm trying to say here is, you might want to take a quick peek at his column if you haven't already.
- He glanced at his wife - a quick, despondent peek - and then looked at me pitifully.
- She took a quick peek on the other side of the street.
- Smiling, she got out of bed, taking a quick peek out the window; it was still dark.
- He planned to take a quick peek and size up the situation.
- A quick peek at his watch showed the hour steadily approaching two.
- I rarely got stuck, but when I did, a quick peek in the answer book enabled me to work backwards.
- I take a quick peek at the card to my left and read the name.
- He dared to sneak a quick peek at the judge and saw that there were tears in her eyes.
- There are two trailers on the website that provide a quick peek at the movie.
- He took a quick peek at his friend, that love sick look splattered oh so plainly across his face.
- It's worth staying there to experience the sheer extravagance at first hand, or you could, of course, just ask the friendly reception staff for a quick peek.
- ‘But I was dying to find our more, so seeing the lid was missing I thought I'd risk a quick peek,’ he said.
- One art lesson Darren had a quick peek at what she was doing.
- I took this chance to take a quick peek at her name tag.
- Even with a quick peek into a guest bathroom, he'll pause for a second to straighten the bottles of liquid hand soap.
- After a quick peek toward the supervisor, I looked at the aircraft and instantly was sickened.
- It started to rain inside the classroom although (after a quick peek at the window) it was sunny outside.
- As I walk in I notice that the previous name has not been removed so I take a quick peek.
- Every now and then he heard a mumble or something else that caused him to sneak a quick peek at her.
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