June 30, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
snoop /ˈsnuːp/ verb
snoop
/ˈsnuːp/
verb

snoops; snooped; snooping

Man snooping on his neighbors
Man snooping on his neighbors
Learner's definition of SNOOP

[no object] informal

: to look for private information about someone or something

  • She locks up her diary to keep her brother from snooping.

  • I caught her snooping (around) in my desk drawers.

  • Government agencies have been snooping on them for years.

  • She doesn't want reporters snooping into her personal life.

snooper noun, plural snoopers [count]

snooping noun [noncount]

  • electronic/government snooping

snooping adjective

  • a snooping device/cop

  • snooping software/technology

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