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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] informal
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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.

See also main entry: sniff

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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