nose about

phrasal verb
nosed about; nosing about; noses about

Definition of nose about

British
: to search for something (such as private or hidden information) in usually a quiet or secret way She caught him nosing about in her papers/office. The police nosed about the property for a while, but they didn't find anything.

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“Nose about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nose%20about. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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