May 26, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
pique /ˈpiːk/ verb
pique
/ˈpiːk/
verb

piques; piqued; piquing

The crab piques the children's curiosity.
The crab piques the children's curiosity.
Learner's definition of PIQUE

[+ object]

1 chiefly US : to cause (curiosity or interest)

  • The package piqued [=sparked, aroused] my curiosity.

  • Brightly colored objects pique a baby's interest.

2 chiefly British : to make (someone) annoyed or angry — usually used as (be) piqued

  • I was piqued by his rudeness.

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