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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 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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References in classic literature ?
They always put in the long absence snooping around, in the most conscientious way, though none of them had any idea where the Holy Grail really was, and I don't think any of them actually expected to find it, or would have known what to do with it if he HAD run across it.
And Old Hero reckoned that as the spring came on and he grew spryer, he'd have to get out and do a little snooping around himself.
I came snooping around to see what I could gather up.
The couple took off after being questioned as to what they were doing snooping around, but Mr Gibson says they also threatened him with a hammer.
When business owner Callum Wall reviewed CCTV footage, he saw three hooded men snooping around his property, taking an interest in a high-performance Mitsubishi Evo parked on the forecourt.
Could someone be snooping around for clues that could implicate him?
A Dumfries man scared off suspected thieves caught snooping around dirt bikes worth PS6,000.
It's alleged that the pair were caught snooping around Musko Naval Base, one of the world's largest underground naval bunkers, at around 1am on December 2.
So you're a Facebook nut wasting time filling up your page with all your selfies, snooping around others' profiles and playing games.
EASTENDERS BBC1, 8pm THERE'S lots of sneaking about and snooping around in tonight's episode.
Snooping around in the comments section yielded the name of the boy in the photos: Ryan Christopher Pajanustan.
"I don't know if they were trying to steal the dog or just snooping around but something strange was going on."
A court heard that when told of the attack she said the inspector "shouldn't have been snooping around".
And when Phelan realises Michael is snooping around the site, he heads off in hot pursuit.
especially for the typical parent snooping around."