Meaning of 窺

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(Simplified: 窥)
Pinyin: kuī
English Definition: to peep; to pry into
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hole) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xué ] cave, den, hole
    • [ guī ] rules, regulations, customs, law
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Example Words
窺視 kuī shì to peep at; to spy on; to peek
窺探 kuī tàn to pry into or spy on; to snoop; to peep; to poke one's nose into; to peer; to get a glimpse of
窺伺 kuī to spy upon; to lie in wait for (an opportunity)
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Example Sentences
Scientists say this technology could allow a peek - or an eavesdrop - into how all sorts of marine creatures hear the world around them.
The recovered artefacts offer a glimpse in to the class ridden, imperial-dominated world of 1912.
The memos provide a glimpse, in often candid language, into how Wall Street is grappling with its pariah status.
These results give us a glimpse into early European life. A preference for food with a higher fat content would have been important for survival.
As with other corporate scandals, internal e-mails offer a revealing glimpse of how the rank-and-file saw the practice.