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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Peak \Peak\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Peaked (p[=e]kt); p. pr. &
vb. n. Peaking.]
1. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear
as, a peak.
There peaketh up a mighty high mount. --Holand.
2. Hence: To achieve a maximum of numerical value, intensity
of activity, popularity, or other characteristic, followed
by a decline; as, the stock market peaked in January; his
performance as a pitcher peaked in 1990; sales of the XTX
model peaked at 20,000 per year.
3. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look
thin or sickly. "Dwindle, peak, and pine." --Shak.
4. [Cf. Peek.] To pry; to peep slyly. [archaic] --Shak.
Peak arch (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch.
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