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poke around

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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypoke around
he/she/itpokes around
present participlepoking around
past tensepoked around
past participlepoked around
  1. 1
    to try to find something, especially by moving other things

    I'll poke around in the refrigerator and see what I can find for supper.

  2. 2
    to try to get information, especially when other people do not want you to

    The police poked around the neighborhood, searching for clues.

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