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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysniff around
he/she/itsniffs around
present participlesniffing around
past tensesniffed around
past participlesniffed around

or sniff round British

  1. 1
    sniff around something to try to find out information

    Military police have been sniffing around the bars.

  2. 2
    sniff around someone to try to persuade someone to have a sexual relationship with you
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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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