Definition of poke one's nose into in English:

poke one's nose into


  • Take an intrusive interest in.

    ‘it's not like you to poke your nose into areas that don't concern you’
    • ‘It's also possible to go round the old manor house, to poke your nose into all the barns and have a look at the old farm equipment.’
    • ‘You can poke your nose into other people's business, usually without getting it punched.’
    • ‘I don't poke my nose into other people's business.’
    • ‘If we don't help, we're sitting by, being selfish; if we help too much, we're poking our nose into somebody else's business.’
    • ‘Oddly enough, though, he has something in common with the foreigner who owns much of the British media - he pokes his nose into the country's politics from thousands of miles away!’
    • ‘Also we tend not to get involved in some of the ‘intra-blog battles’ that rage across the web but they can be illuminating sometimes and are often fun to poke your nose into now and then.’
    • ‘I could have trammed up to the river or down to the beach, but both seemed a little too far away today, so I wandered aimlessly in semi-suburbia, poking my nose into odd shops and leaving without buying anything.’
    • ‘He had poked his nose into all her private affairs from the start, so why shouldn't she return the compliment?’
    • ‘At home he has always poked his nose into everything that was going on and we are all mad about him’
    • ‘Assuming that my regular schoolwork doesn't kill me, I'll see what I can poke my nose into as far as mysterious magical mischief makers go.’
    pry into, interfere in, nose around in, intrude on, butt into, meddle with, tamper with
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