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"snoop" in British English

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snoopverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /snuːp/  us   /snuːp/ informal disapproving
to ​look around a ​placesecretly, in ​order to ​discover things or ​find out ​information about someone or something: People were ​sent out to snoop onrivalbusinesses. She's the ​sort of ​person you can ​imagine snooping aboutyourroom when you're not there.
to ​try to ​find out about other people's ​privatelives: 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.

snoopnoun

uk   /snuːp/  us   /snuːp/
[S] UK informal the ​act of snooping: I ​think someone's been having a snoop around my ​office - I didn't ​leave that ​draweropen.
[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.
(Definition of snoop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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snoopverb [I]

 us   /snup/ infml
to ​look around a ​placesecretly in ​order to ​discover things about it or the ​peopleconnected with it: You have no ​business snooping around my ​office.
snoop
noun [C]  us   /snup/
(Definition of snoop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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