poke around

Also, poke about. Look through things; also, make an investigation. For example, I was poking around the attic when I found these old photos, or The detective was poking about, tracking where she went on that fatal day. [Early 1800s] Also see nose about; poke one's nose into.

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How to use poke around in a sentence

  • It was his wont to stroll off when his camp duties for the day were over and poke around in the adjacent woods.

    Tom Slade on Mystery Trail | Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Having eaten what was allotted to him, Randy began to poke around with the pick, while his uncle and Earl still rested.

    To Alaska for Gold | Edward Stratemeyer