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snoop about (something or some place)

To investigate, search through, or inquire impertinently into something or some place. Please tell me that the cops won't find any incriminating evidence if they start snooping about your office. Sarah's been snooping about, lately—I think she's starting to suspect me.
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snoop around

To investigate, search through, or inquire impertinently into something or some place. Please tell me that the cops won't find any incriminating evidence if they start snooping around your office. Sarah's been snooping around, lately—I think she's starting to suspect me. I started snooping around the senator's campaign records and discovered a vast conspiracy of fraud and embezzlement.
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snoop into (something)

To investigate, pry, or inquire impertinently into something. Please tell me that the cops won't find any incriminating evidence if they start snooping into our financial practices! I started snooping into the senator's campaign records and discovered a vast conspiracy of fraud and embezzlement.
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snoop around (something)

to look around in a place, trying to find out something secret or about someone else's affairs. Why are you snooping around my house? I am not snooping around.
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snoop into something

to pry into something or someone else's affairs. I wish you would stop snooping into my business! Whose affairs are they snooping into now?
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snoop

1. in. to prowl around looking for something. What are you snooping around here for?
2. n. someone who prowls around looking for something. Fred is just a snoop. He went through my desk!
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The IDS's, who have reworked songs by The Smiths, The Furries, Primal Scream, Radiohead and many more, say that reimagining the Furries' stand-out album as a reaction to Theresa May's Draft Communications Data Bill (nicknamed the Snooper's Charter) was a gift given album tracks such as She's Got Spies.
In November, following the publication of the first draft of the bill, Edward Snowden set the tone for most of the criticism of the Snooper's Charter when he tweeted: "By my read, #SnoopersCharter legitimizes mass surveillance.
However, Rachel Robinson, policy officer for campaign group Liberty, said: "The argument for the Snooper's Charter is that we must all compromise our privacy because crime sometimes happens on the web.
Partial disclosure occurs when the amount of information that a snooper is able to obtain about a confidential attribute through queries and statistical analysis, exceeds the amount that the database administrator intended to provide to users [Adam and Wortmann 1989].
"The snooper's charter would not have addressed this, while diverting billions from investing in skills and training for the police."
With these snippets of information, the snooper can build up an extraordinarily detailed picture of our lifestyles, where we live and worK and what we get up to in our free time.
"What people have dubbed the snooper's charter - I have to be clear with you, that's not going to happen," he told his phone-in radio show triumphantly just four weeks ago.
Team member Emanuel von Zezschwitz said that the user controls only one pointer rest appear to press keys at random to distract the snooper.
During that time, state highway workers will be using a Snooper Truck to perform the maintenance.
Spooks (9.00pm) Ruth is approached by an official council snooper claiming to have witnessed covert activity.
So we've teamed up with satnav specialists, Snooper UK, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win the fabulous new Snooper S7000 Ventura worth nearly pounds 450.
Members of the press and general public were not allowed inside, but afterwards Mr Davis said his colleague made a "brilliant speech" addressing issues not only around 42 days without charge but also issues revolving around the "snooper" state and the use of CCTV.
Usefully, it also helps you decide if you really want to be in a relationship with a mad snooper.
There is also a segment, called Dupe Snooper, which hunts for and deletes duplicated flights.
The Snooper's Charter would be more effective in gathering evidence after a terrorist incident than helping prevent it, according to senior MI5 officials.