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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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Hope snoops around the castle and discovers that her family is part of a secret society that travels time, and in fact, her mother is not dead.
Once again, he snoops around a celebrity's house while the studio panel attempt to guess who the owner is.
When the date is interrupted, Roxy snoops around Aleks's bedroom and is shocked at what she finds.
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snoops around some of the most horrifyingly filthy homes imaginable, exposing the deepest, dirtiest corners before giving them the ultimate deep cleanse.
She snoops around my room so I took my pills to school.
Rachel snoops around, of course, but doesn't get the whole story until Nick feels comfortable enough to tell her the truth about why he has changed so radically.
Footie-mad Harvey, whose chocca schedule just about allows him to play semi-pro for Wimbledon AFC, is also the face of Premiership Pads, an MTV Cribs- style TV show that snoops around the homes of famous footballers.
Rumour has it that Paul Burrell is to replace Loyd Grossman as presenter of the show that snoops around the homes of C-list celebrities - the very same programme that once featured Burrell as a guest and exposed his collection of royal memorabilia to the world.
Present in many organisms--including bacteria, goldfish, rattlesnakes, and marsupials--photolyase meticulously snoops around fragile genes, detecting and fixing a specific type of UV-induced error.
The eldest Braxton hasn't been seen for a short while and so, concerned, Marilyn snoops around his caravan.
Named after the legendary giant, this pub is certainly one of the biggest surprises out of countless snoops around bars.