nose about

phrasal verb

nosed about; nosing about; noses about
: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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