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English definition of “poke/stick your nose into sth”

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poke/stick your nose into sth

informal
to show too much interest in a situation that does not involve you: You shouldn't go sticking your nose into other people's business!CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioningGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willTaking part and getting involved
Translations of “poke/stick your nose into sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 探聽,探問(不相干的事)…
in Russian совать свой нос во что-либо…
in Turkish başkasının işine burnunu sokmak, karışmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 探听,探问不相干的事…
in Polish wtykać nos w coś…
(Definition of poke/stick your nose into sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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