poke around


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poke around

To investigate, search through, or snoop around something or some place. Please tell me that the cops won't find any incriminating evidence if they start poking around your office. The boss has been poking around this morning. She wants to know how far along we are on the project.
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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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Anyway, it was first-rate, and served as a reminder to poke around in my cellar (closets) more often.
The two sisters, Rose McGowan and Joanna Going, team up with Affleck to poke around.
Instead, struggle, poke around inside yourself, and contribute new discoveries.
Whether an intruder sneaks in past a firewall or a nosy employee decides to poke around in customer records, logs provide a permanent record of that activity - provided you capture them and review them.
When they got there, they had a good poke around the house and found a tray on the table where there was some reminiscence of some cannabis.
FAST FORWARD Location, Location, Location Thursday, 8pm, C4 ALL of us are nosey - we love to poke around in other people's homes.
In an apparent effort to spike new UN sanctions, Iran last week told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) it can poke around Iran's main nuclear site more--but not as much as the IAEA wants.
THIS murky cellar may be an ancient chapel which lay hidden for nearly 100 years - until a family began to poke around under their house.
SATURDAY Poke around the arty shops on Laneda Avenue; we love the eco-fiber clothing at Unfurl (447 Laneda; 503/368-8316).