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poke around

 
1. and poke about to look or search around. I've been poking around in the library looking for some statistics. I don't mind if you look in my drawer for a paper clip, but please don't poke about.
2. to waste time while moving about. I just poked around all afternoon and didn't accomplish much. Stop poking around and get moving.
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poke around

(in something) Go to poke about (in something).
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poke around

Also, poke about. Look through things; also, make an investigation. For example, I was poking around the attic when I found these old photos, or The detective was poking about, tracking where she went on that fatal day. [Early 1800s] Also see nose about; poke one's nose into.
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Even though the shops in the village are mostly confined to Main Street, which fronts the bay, and Albion Street behind it, it can take you the better part of a day to poke around Mendocino's myriad offerings.
I thought it might be water in there but no matter how much I shake my head or poke around with a bud, it won't go away.
When respiration physiologists look for adaptation to low oxygen, they poke around in still waters, such as swamps and tide pools, says Nilsson.
Ashkin also visits California to poke around the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation and Villa Hermosa, Palm Springs.
They poke around and "sniff" out food using their long antennae.
When I got a chance to poke around the software, it became clear that in addition to all of the hot new animatte and paint tools there are also a lot of incredible new tools for project management and organization - little features editors will love," said Avid Master Editor Steve Hullfish of Del Hall Video, a beta tester for Media Composer Version 7.
On a wildlife cruise out of Juneau's Auke Bay, you have a high probability of seeing humpbacks as the boats poke around the islands of Favorite Channel.
My favorite autumn ritual is to head out to the coast, to tour the pumpkin farms around Half Moon Bay and poke around the nurseries there.
Have a poke around down here, then we'll go upstairs to the flat for a bit more comfort," suggested Lucy.