poke about

phrasal verb
poked about; poking about; pokes about

Definition of poke about

British, informal
: to look around or search through something He poked about in his closet for something to wear to the party. often used figurativelyI don't want you poking about in my personal life.

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“Poke about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poke%20about. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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