Words — 11 found
1. to peek (through a keyhole, gap, etc.)
- のぞ 。
- I peeped out through a crack in the wall.
2. to look down into (a ravine, etc.)
3. to peek into (a shop, bookstore, etc.)
- み 。
- I saw Mary looking into a show window.
4. to sneak a look at; to take a quick look at
- Don't look into the box.
5. to peep (through a telescope, microscope, etc.)
- He was looking through a microscope.
6. to stick out (a scarf from a collar, etc.); to peek through (sky through a forest canopy, etc.)
- のぞ 。
- The neighbor popped his head up over the wall for a moment.
7. to examine (an expression); to study (a face)
8. to faceArchaism, See also 臨む, esp. 臨く
覘く 【のぞく】、窺く 【のぞく】、臨く 【のぞく】
1. to peep (through); to peek; to examine (esp. covertly)Usually written using kana alone
- There is a look of appeal on her sad face.
2. to await (one's chance)Usually written using kana alone
- He watched for an opportunity to speak.
3. to guess; to infer; to gather; to surmiseUsually written using kana alone, usu. used passively
- We can get a glimpse of the lifestyle of ancient people from this wall painting.
覗う: Rarely-used kanji form.
1. to perceive; to understand
窺い知る 【うかがいしる】、伺い知る 【うかがいしる】、窺いしる 【うかがいしる】
1. to make sure someone is asleep; to listen for the breath of a sleeping person
2. to commit a wrongdoing while someone is sleeping
1. to wait for an opportunityUsually written using kana alone, See also うかがう
チャンスを覗う 【チャンスをうかがう】、チャンスを伺う 【チャンスをうかがう】
チャンスを伺う: Irregular kanji usage.
1. to sound out a person's feelings; to consult a person's pleasureSee also 鼻息 はないき
1. to spy out
伺い探る: Irregular kanji usage.