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1  —as in:
pique your interest
Definition to excite — especially one's interest or curiosity
  • She piqued my curiosity.
piqued = excited or interested
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • This was enough to pique my curiosity: With little religious training, I was desperate for some exposure to a real church.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • pique = to excite — especially one's interest or curiosity
  • This seemed to pique general curiosity, and quite a number of people began to run.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • pique = excite
  • This immediately piqued Peter's curiosity.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • piqued = excited
  • This piqued my interest, but the notion of J.D. the U.S. Marine still inspired disbelief.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • piqued = excited or interested
  • My curiosity piqued, I looked closer and counted no fewer than eight pairs of eyes, all looking at me from three windows with an unsettling combination of fear and longing.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
piqued = excited or interested

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2  —as in:
in a pique about it
Definition a feeling of resentment or indignation; or to excite such a feeling
  • She quit the committee in a pique over the professional slight.
pique = a feeling of resentment or indignation
  • Ah yes, vanity, and pique.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
pique = feelings of resentment or indignation

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Less commonly:
More rarely, pique can refer to a style of weaving most commonly used with cotton yarn. It is commonly seen in polo or tennis shirts. The polo shirts with parallel ridges in the weave (in contrast to those that are more smooth) are typically woven in the pique style.

Even more rarely, a pique can refer to a type of dance step in ballet.
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