poke around

phrasal verb

poked around; poking around; pokes around
informal
: to look around or search through something
He poked around in his closet for something to wear to the party.
often used figuratively
I don't want you poking around in my personal life.

Examples of poke around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or poke around on social media for upcoming events. Benjamin P. Russell, New York Times, 8 May 2024 All this poking around gives you points that increase your rank. PCMAG, 30 Apr. 2024 In the garden at Cranbrook Institute of Science, as hundreds of people strolled the building, poked around exhibits and waited for the main event, museum educator Jason Kuzera was demonstrating a device called a Sunspotter. Matthew Dolan, Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2024 Photos of workers in Hazmat suits poking around parks and other public spaces have popped up on social media. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 21 Feb. 2024 Known for more than just the ivy leagues, visitors will love poking around Harvard Square during the day, grabbing a cup of coffee from the Peet's featured in Good Will Hunting and picking out a book at The Coop, and checking out the lively scene in Central Square at night. Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2024 Refill costs can be up to $15 a gallon, so poke around and find the closest gas station to the airport and budget time to stop there before returning your car. Matt Meltzer, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Jan. 2024 Humans have a long history of ear injuries from poking around in there. Caroline Mimbs Nyce, The Atlantic, 3 Jan. 2024 The Times’ coverage of Israel has appeared, at least to some readers, to have grown noticeably more hostile since Nika began poking around the newsroom. Jason McGahan, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Jan. 2024

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“Poke around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poke%20around. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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