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snoop

 (sno͞op)
intr.v. snooped, snoop·ing, snoops
To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
n.
One who snoops.

[Dutch snoepen, to eat on the sly.]

snoop′er n.

snoop

(snuːp)
vb
(intr; often foll by about or around) to pry into the private business of others
n
1. a person who pries into the business of others
2. an act or instance of snooping
[C19: from Dutch snoepen to eat furtively]
ˈsnoopy adj

snoop

(snup)

v.i. Informal.
1. to prowl or pry; go about in a sneaking, prying way.
n.
2. an act or instance of snooping.
3. Also, snoop′er. a person who snoops.
[1825–35, Amer.; < Dutch snoepen to take and eat food on the sly]
snoop′y, adj.

snoop

- From Dutch snoepen, "eat on the sly," it first meant "steal and eat in a clandestine manner."
See also related terms for steal.

snoop


Past participle: snooped
Gerund: snooping

Imperative
snoop
snoop
Present
I snoop
you snoop
he/she/it snoops
we snoop
you snoop
they snoop
Preterite
I snooped
you snooped
he/she/it snooped
we snooped
you snooped
they snooped
Present Continuous
I am snooping
you are snooping
he/she/it is snooping
we are snooping
you are snooping
they are snooping
Present Perfect
I have snooped
you have snooped
he/she/it has snooped
we have snooped
you have snooped
they have snooped
Past Continuous
I was snooping
you were snooping
he/she/it was snooping
we were snooping
you were snooping
they were snooping
Past Perfect
I had snooped
you had snooped
he/she/it had snooped
we had snooped
you had snooped
they had snooped
Future
I will snoop
you will snoop
he/she/it will snoop
we will snoop
you will snoop
they will snoop
Future Perfect
I will have snooped
you will have snooped
he/she/it will have snooped
we will have snooped
you will have snooped
they will have snooped
Future Continuous
I will be snooping
you will be snooping
he/she/it will be snooping
we will be snooping
you will be snooping
they will be snooping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snooping
you have been snooping
he/she/it has been snooping
we have been snooping
you have been snooping
they have been snooping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snooping
you will have been snooping
he/she/it will have been snooping
we will have been snooping
you will have been snooping
they will have been snooping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snooping
you had been snooping
he/she/it had been snooping
we had been snooping
you had been snooping
they had been snooping
Conditional
I would snoop
you would snoop
he/she/it would snoop
we would snoop
you would snoop
they would snoop
Past Conditional
I would have snooped
you would have snooped
he/she/it would have snooped
we would have snooped
you would have snooped
they would have snooped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snoop - a spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of otherssnoop - a spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of others
eavesdropper - a secret listener to private conversations
spy - a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people; "my spies tell me that you had a good time last night"
Verb1.snoop - watch, observe, or inquire secretly
monitor, supervise - keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance; "we are monitoring the air quality"; "the police monitor the suspect's moves"

snoop

verb
1. investigate, explore, have a good look at, prowl around, nose around, peer into He's been snooping around her hotel.
2. spy, poke your nose in, nose, interfere, pry (informal) Governments have been known to snoop into innocent citizens' lives.
noun
1. look, search, nose, prowl, investigation He had a snoop around.
2. spy, secret agent, double agent, secret service agent, undercover agent, mole, foreign agent, fifth columnist, nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang) its own organization of snoops

snoop

verb
To look into or inquire about curiously, inquisitively, or in a meddlesome fashion:
Informal: nose (around).
Idiom: stick one's nose into.
noun
A person who snoops:
Translations
يَدُسُّ أنْفَه في شُؤون غَيْرِه
strkat nos
snuse
snuîra
jaukties citu darīšanāsokšķerēt
burnunu sokmak

snoop

[snuːp]
A. N
1. (= person) → fisgón/ona m/f
2. (= act) to have a snoop roundfisgar, fisgonear
I had a snoop round the kitchenestuve fisgando or fisgoneando or husmeando por la cocina
B. VI (also snoop about, snoop around) (= pry) → fisgar, fisgonear; (= interfere) → entrometerse
if he comes snooping around heresi viene fisgando or fisgoneando por aquí ...

snoop

[ˈsnuːp] vifouiner
to snoop on sb → espionner qn

snoop

n
(= act) I’ll have a snoop aroundich gucke mich mal (ein bisschen) um
vischnüffeln; to snoop about (Brit) or aroundherumschnüffeln

snoop

[snuːp] (fam, pej)
1. n (act) to have a snoop roundcuriosare
2. vi (also snoop about, snoop around) → curiosare
to snoop into sb's affairs → ficcare il naso negli affari di qn
to snoop on sb → spiare qn

snoop

(snuːp) verb
(often with around or into) to make secretive investigations into things that do not concern oneself. She's always snooping into other people's business.
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