Definition of snoop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snoop

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verb
BrE BrE//snuːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snoop
BrE BrE//snuːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːp//
 
he / she / it snoops
BrE BrE//snuːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːps//
 
past simple snooped
BrE BrE//snuːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːpt//
 
past participle snooped
BrE BrE//snuːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːpt//
 
-ing form snooping
BrE BrE//ˈsnuːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (informal, disapproving) to find out private things about somebody, especially by looking secretly around a place snoop (around/round something) Someone's been snooping around my apartment. snoop (on somebody) journalists snooping on politicians Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Dutch snœpen ‘eat on the sly’.
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