espreitar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese espreitar, probably from Latin explicitāre, frequentative of explicāre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /iʃ.pɾɐj.ˈtaɾ/, /iʃ.pɾej.ˈtaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: es‧prei‧tar

Verb[edit]

espreitar ‎(first-person singular present indicative espreito, past participle espreitado)

  1. (transitive) to peek at; to peer (to observe while hidden)
  2. (intransitive) to lurk (to move about in hiding)
  3. (transitive) to analyse; to examine (to inspect carefully or critically)

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