sniff around


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sniff around

v.
To pry; snoop: The reporters came sniffing around for more details. The detectives sniffed around the basement for clues. The guard caught them sniffing around in the room where the files are kept.
See also: around, sniff
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In effect, Rechnitz is using the crab's version of the human nose to sniff around in solutions for dissolved biomolecules.
She has a little dog too and they sniff around each while we talk politely about the weather.
He's got a dog who likes to sniff around my front lawn, but that's another story.