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verb [intransitive] snoop pronunciation in British English /snuːp/
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present tense
present participlesnooping
past tensesnooped
past participlesnooped

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  1. 1
    to secretly try to get information that someone would not want you to have

    She’s been snooping round asking questions.

    Somebody went snooping through my desk while I was gone.

  2. 2
    to watch someone secretly in order to learn about their personal life or business
    snoop on:

    I hear they use detectives to snoop on employees.

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