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snoop

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /snuːp/ informal disapproving us  
to look around a place secretly, in order to discover things or find out information about someone or something: People were sent out to snoop on rival businesses. She's the sort of person you can imagine snooping about/around your room when you're not there.Spying and espionage to try to find out about other people's private lives: I don't mean to snoop, but is there something wrong? Clara's husband is snooping on her because he thinks she is seeing another man.Spying and espionage

snoop

noun uk   /snuːp/ us  
[S] informal the act of snooping: I think someone's been having a snoop around my office - I didn't leave that drawer open.Spying and espionage [C] informal disapproving (also snooper) someone who snoops: He's such a snoop - he's always going through my mail. Most journalists are snoopers by nature.Spying and espionage
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