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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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Even though it would seem the ultimate culmination of both personal brands, Snoop and Martha have no plans to launch the most logical merchandising spinoff of their show: a line of gourmet cannabis edibles.
She and fellow JI Snoop, Lance Katigbak, worked in this organization and are now both in the United States studying in Ivy League schools.
I'm quite proud of the things I have done, JI Snoop Cruz said.
"You only snoop on the one you love." The data revealed that persons in new relationships thought snooping was inappropriate.
Almost 70% of the respondents (68%) agreed that "a person should feel guilty for snooping without a reason." Forty percent had no reason- they say that they just snooped out of curiosity.
About one in five (18%) said that their relationship was stronger because they snooped but almost 30% (28%) reported that their relationship was worse.
"Why don't you want to hang out with me?") does not provide the desired answer, or asking friends for an interpretation, the person may snoop for answers.
Indeed, a third of the respondents in the current study reported that their partner drove them to snoop. The level of uncertainty was so high the individual had to act ...
About two thirds of the respondents reported that they had snooped on their romantic partner.
Most snooped when their partner was taking a shower and looked at the partner's text messages, cell phone or Internet history.
About one in five (18%) said that their relationship was stronger because they snooped; but 28% said the relationship got worse.
First, snooping in romantic relationships is normative- two thirds of the undergraduates in this study reported having snooped.