Meaning of “poke around/about” in the English Dictionary

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"poke around/about" in American English

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poke around/about

phrasal verb with poke us /poʊk/ verb

to search through something, esp. without permission or without any particular idea of what you might find:

He loves going to auctions and poking around antique shops.

(Definition of “poke around/about” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)