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 for Peek
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peek \Peek\ (p[=e]k), v. i. [OE. piken: cf. F. piquer to pierce,
     prick, E. pique. Cf. Peak.]
     To look surreptitiously, or with the eyes half closed, or
     through a crevice; to peep. [Colloq.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peek
      n 1: a secret look [syn: peek, peep]
      v 1: throw a glance at; take a brief look at; "She only glanced
           at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything
           interesting" [syn: glance, peek, glint]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "peek":
     bend the eyes, blink, cast, direct the eyes, flash, gander, glance,
     glimpse, half an eye, look, meddle, nose, peep, peer,
     play peekaboo, pry, quick sight, rapid glance, slant, snoop, spy,
     squiz, take a peep, wink
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  PEEK
         Partners Early Experience Kit (Taligent)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  peek
   n.,vt.
  
      (and poke) The commands in most microcomputer BASICs for directly
      accessing memory contents at an absolute address; often extended to mean
      the corresponding constructs in any HLL (peek reads memory, poke modifies
      it). Much hacking on small, non-MMU micros used to consist of peeking
      around memory, more or less at random, to find the location where the
      system keeps interesting stuff. Long (and variably accurate) lists of such
      addresses for various computers circulated. The results of pokes at these
      addresses may be highly useful, mildly amusing, useless but neat, or (most
      likely) total lossage (see killer poke).
  
      Since a real operating system provides useful, higher-level services for
      the tasks commonly performed with peeks and pokes on micros, and real
      languages tend not to encourage low-level memory groveling, a question like
      ?How do I do a peek in C?? is diagnostic of the newbie. (Of course, OS
      kernels often have to do exactly this; a real kernel hacker would
      unhesitatingly, if unportably, assign an absolute address to a pointer
      variable and indirect through it.)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  PEEK
  
     The command in most microcomputer BASICs for reading
     memory contents (a byte) at an absolute address.  POKE is the
     corresponding command to write a value to an absolute address.
  
     This is often extended to mean the corresponding constructs in
     any High Level Language.
  
     Much hacking on small microcomputers without MMUs consists
     of "peek"ing around memory, more or less at random, to find
     the location where the system keeps interesting stuff.  Long
     (and variably accurate) lists of such addresses for various
     computers circulate (see interrupt list).  The results of
     "poke"s at these addresses may be highly useful, mildly
     amusing, useless but neat, or total lossage (see killer
     poke).
  
     Since a real operating system provides useful, higher-level
     services for the tasks commonly performed with peeks and pokes
     on micros, and real languages tend not to encourage low-level
     memory groveling, a question like "How do I do a peek in C?"
     is diagnostic of the newbie.  Of course, operating system
     kernels often have to do exactly this; a real C hacker
     would unhesitatingly, if unportably, assign an absolute
     address to a pointer variable and indirect through it.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-01-31)
  

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