peak / pik /

the pointed top of a mountain or ridge.
a mountain with a pointed summit.
the pointed top of anything.

verb (used without object)
to project in a peak.
to attain a peak of activity, development, popularity, etc.:
The artist peaked in the 1950s.

verb (used with object)
Nautical. to raise the after end of (a yard, gaff, etc.) to or toward an angle above the horizontal.

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