nose around

phrasal verb

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

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“Nose around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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