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English definition of “poke around”

poke around

(UK also poke about) informal
verb uk phrasal verb with poke   /pəʊk/ us    /poʊk/
to search for something by moving things about, usually not in a very careful or organized way: I was poking about in the drawer, looking for the key, when I found this!Searching
(Definition of poke around from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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