To show strong inquisitiveness; investigate, esp closely and slyly; pry: Why are you nosing around in my life in the first place? (1879+)
The Bear began to nose around the log very carefully to find out if the Bees were at home.
You'll go sticking your nose around that domicile some time and get it knocked off!
At your invitation I'll make myself scarce, and nose around.
I thought I could get out here and nose around without him knowing it.
Then we return to our feeding grounds, and nose around in the water for our supper.
Presently, as Alex had said, the dugout showed its nose around the bend.
It gives the reader the idea he is invited to nose around those locks, when he had really better quiet down and keep away.
While admiring it, a Rebel gunboat poked her nose around the point.
I can't take any money for it, naturally—but I'm willing to nose around a little more for you if I can.
He began to nose around among the leaves to find out what was the matter.