nose around


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Related to nose around: follow one's nose

nose around (something)

to pry into something; to snoop around something. I caught her nosing around my desk. Wally is always nosing around.
See also: around, nose

nose around

to try to discover information Justice Department lawyers started nosing around after they received a complaint from a former employee.
Related vocabulary: sniff out something
See also: around, nose
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That's a whole decade of us inviting them into our homes so we can nose around inside other people's houses.
Plus it's always nice to have a nose around other people's homes
Talking to media men here at Daggar on Saturday, he said the forest officers of three ranges were directed to tight nose around timber mafia.
They have always been expected to continually nose around, but not to directly interfere.
Escape To The Country is great if you like to nose around peoples' homes and Cash In the Attic is great if you like to nose around peoples' cupboards.
An ITV spokesman said: "Thanks to Street View, fans will be able to have a good nose around the set in a way that would have been unimaginable almost 50 years ago when the show first aired.
ONE in five people view properties they have no intention of buying just to have a nose around other people's homes, a survey revealed today.
IF you've ever fancied having a nose around the streets of Coventry but can't quite bring yourself to leave the comforts of your living room then now you have the chance.
But being a designer, I can't simply sit and enjoy the food and table conversation at these events, I have to have a good nose around and inhale the design strategies (or non-existent design strategies) I experience.
Insect life has started to buzz awake in the sudden warmth of this late May day, and the warblers are having a feast: yellow-rumps are flycatching in the air, and Cape Mays and black-and-whites nose around in the leaves and bark for tasty spiders and bugs.
UNTIL NEXT SUNDAY Hit a free adventure trail at Eriddig in Wrexham and nose around places which are normally closed to the public at this 18th Century country house.
While you're out there, nose around for strength-sapping suckers sprouting from the base of trees and bushes, cutting them neatly at ground level with secateurs.
Classes co-ordinator James Doyle said: "I'm sure the fact that we are in such a wonderful new building will intrigue people and encourage them to come along, nose around and give the classes a go.
You'll have a tailwind until you're over the deck, and you'll probably droop a little when you kick the nose around.