English version

nose around (something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnose around (something) (also nose about (something) British English) phrasal verb informalto look around a place in order to try to find something, when there is no one else there What were you doing nosing around in my office? nose→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
nose around Archie was bound to nose around in it, but wouldn't interfere with the contents.Several reporters have been nosing around on the subject.
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Verb table
nose
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynose
he, she, itnoses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynosed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nosed
he, she, ithas nosed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nosed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nose
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nosed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nosing
he, she, itis nosing
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you, we, theyare nosing
Past
I, he, she, itwas nosing
you, we, theywere nosing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nosing
he, she, ithas been nosing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nosing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nosing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nosing
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