Oh my word Peak, Peek, Pique
Sensible sports personalities and politicians retire after reaching the peak of their career they become sucessful if they peek into their future and...
Sensible sports personalities and politicians retire after reaching the peak of their career they become sucessful if they peek into their future and assess their abilities without being piqued. Peak as a noun refers to the highest points of a mountain range (The snow-covered peaks of Himalayas are a constant fascination for many people), pinnacle (She reached the pinnacle of her profession at a young age), maximum point (She touched the peak); any shape or edge that narrows to a peak (The roof of the house peaked on the sides. He combs his hair into peak.); pointed part of a cap or hat; point of high intensity (The traffic peaks in many cities in India from 8am to 10am and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
He refuses to drive during the peak hours. The rail and bus stations will be full of people during the peak times of festivals.) Peaked is an adjective: having a pointed end or structure. The House of Sparrows on the Road No: 11 is a distinct house because it has peaked structures on all the four sides. At one point of time peaked hairdos was a trend. Peak as a verb refers to highest point in terms of sales or value.
The demand for electricity peaks during summers in the country. Peak and pine is an idiom: when someone becomes ill because of grief or bad news; and waste away. Peek is a verb meaning to look at something or someone quickly and secretly; peer through or look furtively (Neighbours often peek over their fence or compound. He peeked at her feet as she walked past him.
Peeking into someone’s diary is a bad move. She often peeks into others lives.) Peek as a noun refers to a quick sly glance.They took a peek into the hosts’ bedroom and also rummaged the contents in the cupboard. Her habit of peek earned her the nickname Peeking Girl. Peekaboo is a British slang of exclamation used to amuse children.
Pique functions as a verb and noun. When you are piqued it means you are annoyed, or hurt; Pique also means to arouse a person’s interest or curiosity in something. Children’s senses were piqued by the teacher’s narration of classics. Not to pique others, and not to peek into other’s lives are his trademarks and possibly that is the reason he peaked in his career!