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1‘you shouldn't snoop into our affairs’
pry, enquire impertinently, be inquisitive, be inquisitive about, enquire, do some detective work
be curious, poke about, poke around, mind someone else's business, be a busybody, nose into, poke one's nose in, poke one's nose into, stick one's nose in, stick one's nose into
interfere, interfere in, interfere with, meddle, meddle in, meddle with, intrude, intrude on
be nosy, be nosy about, nosy
NZ Australian stickybeak
2‘they decided to snoop around the building’
investigate, explore, ferret in, ferret about in, ferret around in, rummage in, search, delve into, peer into, prowl around, nose about, nose around, nose round, have a good look at
1‘White went off for a snoop around, as policemen do’
search, nose, look, prowl, ferret, poke, exploration, investigation
2‘the broadcast was intercepted by radio snoops’
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