Grammar Bomb: Piqued, Peaked, or Peeked

When you hike and reach the peak, take a peek over the cliff, and see if what you see has your interest piqued.

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Piqued [THINK: Quite excited (QU)]
Peaked [THINK: Reach the top (ea)]
Peeked [THINK: Peep (ee)]

 

“…The answer is piqued—and here’s why: Pique means “to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.)…

….A peak, on the other hand, is the pointed top of something, such as a mountain. When speaking figuratively, a peak is the highest or most important point or level….

Peek means “to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location”…”

[read more about it on blog.dictionary.com]

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