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nose into (something)

To investigate something; to try to find information about something, especially private, secret, or sensitive matters. The last thing we need right now are tax auditors nosing into our accounts. You really need to stop nosing into other people's affairs, or you're going to start losing friends.
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If you're painting the plywood or you don't mind the look of filled nail holes, you can simply glue and nail the nosing into place rather than messing with clamps.