nose around - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] showing disapproval
present tense
he/she/itnoses around
present participlenosing around
past tensenosed around
past participlenosed around

or nose about British

  1. nose around/about something to try to find out information about someone or something

    A few kids were nosing around.

    I found two men nosing around the boat.

See also main entry: nose