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snooping around

  • 1 curiosear

    v.
    1 to nose around.
    2 to browse through (libros, revistas).
    3 to look around, to nose around, to mouse about, to nose about.
    4 to mouse into, to spy on.
    * * *
    1 (fisgar) to pry, nose around
    2 (mirar) to look around
    1 (fisgar) to pry into
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    1. VT
    1) (=husmear) to nose out
    2) (=mirar) [en una tienda] to look over, look round
    2. VI
    1) (=husmear) to snoop, pry
    2) (=mirar) [en una tienda] to look round, wander round; (=explorar) to poke about
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( fisgonear) to pry

    estaba curioseando entre mis papeles/en mis cajones — he was going o looking through my papers/drawers

    b) (por las tiendas, en una biblioteca) to browse

    me puse a curiosear en la biblioteca/entre los archivos — I started browsing around the library/through the files

    * * *
    = browse, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. This arrangement may facilitate browsing across different kinds of materials.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( fisgonear) to pry

    estaba curioseando entre mis papeles/en mis cajones — he was going o looking through my papers/drawers

    b) (por las tiendas, en una biblioteca) to browse

    me puse a curiosear en la biblioteca/entre los archivos — I started browsing around the library/through the files

    * * *
    = browse, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: This arrangement may facilitate browsing across different kinds of materials.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    curiosear [A1 ]
    vi
    1 (fisgonear) to pry
    siempre está curioseando en la vida ajena he's always prying into other people's affairs
    ¿qué haces curioseando entre mis papeles? what are you doing rummaging o looking through my papers?
    2 (por las tiendas, en una biblioteca) to browse
    me fui a curiosear por las tiendas I went for a wander o look around the shops, I went and browsed around the shops
    me puse a curiosear en la biblioteca/entre los archivos I started browsing around the library/through the files
    ■ curiosear
    vt
    to check on
    * * *

    curiosear ( conjugate curiosear) verbo intransitivo


    estaba curioseando en mis cajones he was going o looking through my drawers
    b) (por las tiendas, en una biblioteca) to browse

    curiosear verbo intransitivo to pry
    ' curiosear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cotillear
    - husmear
    - copuchar
    English:
    poke about
    - poke around
    - rubberneck
    - pry
    * * *
    vi
    1. [fisgonear] to nose around
    2. [en tienda] to browse round;
    estuvo curioseando por el almacén he was browsing around the store
    vt
    [libros, revistas] to browse through
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 ( fisgonear) pry into
    2 ( mirar) look around
    II v/i ( mirar) look around
    * * *
    1) : to snoop, to pry
    2) : to browse
    : to look over, to check

    Spanish-English dictionary > curiosear

  • 2 entrometerse

    pron.v.
    1 to interfere.
    2 to meddle, to barge in, to burst in, to butt in.
    María interfiere siempre Mary interferes always.
    * * *
    1 to meddle, interfere
    * * *
    verb
    to interfere, meddle
    * * *
    VPR (=interferir) to meddle, interfere (en in, with)
    (=molestar) to intrude
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    verbo pronominal to meddle

    no te entrometaskeep out of it o stop meddling

    * * *
    = encroach on/upon, muscle in, horn in, intrude, meddle (in/with), elbow into, barge in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. We have not been alone, of course, in our concentration on inessentials; and ours is not the only profession that is being encroached upon by alternative professionals.
    Ex. They are, however, very much in a minority in the high technology field and any feeling that the products of such courses are ' muscling in' on library and information work is hard to substantiate.
    Ex. There might be some difficulty with agencies who see us as ' horning in' on their territory.
    Ex. Although every assistance should be given to the user of the microfilm collection, attendants should be careful not to intrude.
    Ex. It also can give the impression that Finland is meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.
    Ex. More and more companies are already elbowing into this fledgling but potentially lucrative industry.
    Ex. 'Nah,' Kate chuckled, getting her drift, and then said 'I would've just barged in there and dared them to throw me out!'.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo pronominal to meddle

    no te entrometaskeep out of it o stop meddling

    * * *
    = encroach on/upon, muscle in, horn in, intrude, meddle (in/with), elbow into, barge in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: We have not been alone, of course, in our concentration on inessentials; and ours is not the only profession that is being encroached upon by alternative professionals.

    Ex: They are, however, very much in a minority in the high technology field and any feeling that the products of such courses are ' muscling in' on library and information work is hard to substantiate.
    Ex: There might be some difficulty with agencies who see us as ' horning in' on their territory.
    Ex: Although every assistance should be given to the user of the microfilm collection, attendants should be careful not to intrude.
    Ex: It also can give the impression that Finland is meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.
    Ex: More and more companies are already elbowing into this fledgling but potentially lucrative industry.
    Ex: 'Nah,' Kate chuckled, getting her drift, and then said 'I would've just barged in there and dared them to throw me out!'.
    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    to meddle
    no te entrometas keep out of it o stop meddling o stop interfering
    entrometerse EN algo to meddle IN sth
    siempre tiene que entrometerse en la vida de los demás he always has to meddle o interfere in other people's lives
    * * *

    entrometerse ( conjugate entrometerse) verbo pronominal
    to meddle
    entrometerse verbo reflexivo to meddle, interfere [en, in]
    ' entrometerse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    meterse
    - mangonear
    English:
    barge in
    - interfere
    - intrude
    - meddle
    - mind
    - muscle
    - pry
    - stick
    - nose
    * * *
    to interfere, to meddle (en in);
    tú no te entrometas, yo arreglaré esto don't you go interfering, I'll sort this out myself;
    no te entrometas donde no debes don't interfere where you shouldn't;
    no hacía más que entrometerse en mis asuntos she did nothing but interfere o meddle in my affairs
    * * *
    <part entrometido> v/r meddle (en in)
    * * *
    : to interfere, to meddle
    * * *
    entrometerse vb to interfere

    Spanish-English dictionary > entrometerse

  • 3 fisgar

    v.
    to pry (informal).
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 familiar to pry, snoop
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (fam) to snoop (colloq)
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, lurk, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. On the rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to reply.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (fam) to snoop (colloq)
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, lurk, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.

    Ex: On the rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to reply.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    fisgar [A3 ]
    vi
    ( fam); to snoop
    siempre andaba fisgando por los despachos he was always snooping around the offices
    siempre anda fisgando en mi correspondencia she's always reading my mail
    * * *

    fisgar ( conjugate fisgar) verbo intransitivo (fam) to snoop (colloq);

    fisgar vi fam to snoop, pry

    ' fisgar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    husmear
    - olfatear
    English:
    snoop
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    fisgar vi
    Fam to pry, to nose around;
    ¿quién ha estado fisgando en mis papeles? who's been nosing around (in) my papers?
    * * *
    v/i fam
    snoop fam ;
    fisgar en algo snoop around in sth
    * * *
    fisgar {52} vt
    husmear: to pry into, to snoop on
    * * *
    fisgar vb to snoop
    ¡deja de fisgar en mi cuarto! stop snooping in my room!

    Spanish-English dictionary > fisgar

  • 4 fisgonear

    v.
    1 to pry (informal).
    2 to snoop, to poke around, to poke about, to nose around.
    * * *
    1 to pry, snoop
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (fam) to nose around (colloq)
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (fam) to nose around (colloq)
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    fisgonear [A1 ]
    vi
    ( fam); to nose o poke around ( colloq)
    lo encontré fisgoneando en mi armario I found him poking o nosing around in my wardrobe
    * * *

    fisgonear ( conjugate fisgonear) verbo intransitivo (fam) to nose around (colloq)
    fisgonear verbo intransitivo to snoop, pry
    ' fisgonear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    curiosear
    - husmear
    English:
    nose about
    - nose around
    - poke about
    - poke around
    - pry
    - rubberneck
    - snoop
    - poke
    * * *
    Fam to pry, to nose around;
    estaba fisgoneando por el ojo de la cerradura he was spying through the keyhole
    * * *
    v/i fam
    snoop around fam
    (en in)
    * * *
    : to snoop, to pry
    * * *
    fisgonear vb to snoop

    Spanish-English dictionary > fisgonear

  • 5 gulusmear

    v.
    to snoop around.
    * * *
    VI
    1) (=comer) to nibble titbits
    2) (=oler) to sniff the cooking
    3) (=curiosear) to snoop
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    Spanish-English dictionary > gulusmear

  • 6 husmear

    v.
    1 to sniff out, to scent.
    2 to nose around.
    3 to snoop around, to nose around, to poke about, to poke around.
    * * *
    1 (con el olfato) to sniff, scent
    2 figurado (indagar) to pry (en, into), snoop (en, into)
    1 to sniff
    2 figurado to snoop around
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=olisquear) to scent, get wind of
    2) (=fisgonear) to pry into, sniff out *
    2.
    VI (=oler mal) to smell bad
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to sniff
    2.
    a) perro to sniff around
    b) (fam) ( fisgonear) to snoop, pry, sniff around (colloq)
    * * *
    = lurk, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into), root.
    Ex. On the rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to reply.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    Ex. We let our 4 hens loose to root in the garden but I think it's not a good idea in the long run, as they would kill raspberries and other plants.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to sniff
    2.
    a) perro to sniff around
    b) (fam) ( fisgonear) to snoop, pry, sniff around (colloq)
    * * *
    = lurk, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into), root.

    Ex: On the rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to reply.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    Ex: We let our 4 hens loose to root in the garden but I think it's not a good idea in the long run, as they would kill raspberries and other plants.

    * * *
    husmear [A1 ]
    vt
    to sniff
    ■ husmear
    vi
    1 «perro» to sniff around
    2 ( fam) (fisgonear) to pry, snoop ( colloq), sniff around ( colloq)
    * * *

    husmear ( conjugate husmear) verbo transitivo
    to sniff
    verbo intransitivo

    b) (fam) ( fisgonear) to snoop, sniff (around) (colloq)

    husmear
    I vtr (rastrear con el olfato) to sniff out, scent
    II vi fig (fisgar, curiosear) to snoop, pry
    ' husmear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    olfatear
    English:
    pry
    - nose
    - sniff
    - snoop
    * * *
    vt
    [olfatear] to sniff out, to scent
    vi
    Fam [curiosear] to nose around
    * * *
    I v/i
    1 ( olfatear) sniff around
    2 fam ( cotillear) sniff o
    nose around fam, snoop fam
    (en in)
    II v/t sniff
    * * *
    1) : to follow the scent of, to track
    2) : to sniff out, to pry into
    1) : to pry, to snoop
    2) : to sniff around (of an animal)

    Spanish-English dictionary > husmear

  • 7 indagar

    v.
    to investigate, to inquire into.
    Ella preguntó ayer She asked around yesterday.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 to investigate, inquire into
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT (=investigar) to investigate, inquire into; (=averiguar) to find out, ascertain
    * * *
    1.
    (frml) verbo transitivo to investigate
    2.
    indagar vi to make inquiries, investigate
    * * *
    = delve into, enquire into [inquire into, -USA], investigate, poke about/(a)round/into/in, probe, question, probe into, check up on, keep + tabs on, make + enquiry, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. The objective is to enable the reader to eliminate possibly relevant documents, which, in fact, prove to be of little interest without delving into the body of the abstract.
    Ex. No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex. Kaiser also investigated the effect of grouping subheadings of a subject.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. The librarian sometimes must probe to discover the context of the question and to be able to discuss various possible approaches and explore their merits.
    Ex. If this appears to be excessively difficult, maybe it is time to question whether the tool is too complex.
    Ex. If one probes more deeply into the question of truth and falsehood, one gets into difficult philosophical issues, which we prefer to leave to others.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. The author discusses the general tendency noted for more girls than boys to make enquiries at the library.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    ----
    * indagar el pasado de Alguien = delve into + Posesivo + past.
    * * *
    1.
    (frml) verbo transitivo to investigate
    2.
    indagar vi to make inquiries, investigate
    * * *
    = delve into, enquire into [inquire into, -USA], investigate, poke about/(a)round/into/in, probe, question, probe into, check up on, keep + tabs on, make + enquiry, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: The objective is to enable the reader to eliminate possibly relevant documents, which, in fact, prove to be of little interest without delving into the body of the abstract.

    Ex: No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex: Kaiser also investigated the effect of grouping subheadings of a subject.
    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: The librarian sometimes must probe to discover the context of the question and to be able to discuss various possible approaches and explore their merits.
    Ex: If this appears to be excessively difficult, maybe it is time to question whether the tool is too complex.
    Ex: If one probes more deeply into the question of truth and falsehood, one gets into difficult philosophical issues, which we prefer to leave to others.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: The author discusses the general tendency noted for more girls than boys to make enquiries at the library.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * indagar el pasado de Alguien = delve into + Posesivo + past.

    * * *
    indagar [A3 ]
    vt
    ( frml); to investigate
    ■ indagar
    vi
    to make inquiries*, investigate
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    indagar ( conjugate indagar) (frml) verbo intransitivo
    to investigate;
    indagar sobre algo to investigate sth
    indagar verbo transitivo to investigate
    ' indagar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    investigar
    English:
    brain
    - inquire into
    * * *
    vt
    to investigate, to inquire into
    vi
    to investigate, to inquire;
    indagar acerca de algo to investigate sth, to inquire into sth
    * * *
    v/i investigate
    * * *
    indagar {52} vt
    : to inquire into, to investigate

    Spanish-English dictionary > indagar

  • 8 meter la nariz en

    (v.) = snoop about/(a)round/into/in
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    * * *
    (v.) = snoop about/(a)round/into/in

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.

    Spanish-English dictionary > meter la nariz en

  • 9 meter las narices en

    (v.) = snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into)
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    (v.) = snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into)

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    Spanish-English dictionary > meter las narices en

  • 10 olisquear

    v.
    1 to sniff (at).
    2 to sniff out, to scent, to mouse into, to sniff carefully.
    El perro olfateó las hierbas The dog sniffed the herbs.
    * * *
    1 (olfatear) to sniff
    1 figurado (curiosear) to nose around
    * * *
    VT VI = oliscar
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to sniff
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to sniff
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    olisquear [A1 ]
    vt
    to sniff
    * * *

    olisquear ( conjugate olisquear) verbo transitivo
    to sniff
    ' olisquear' also found in these entries:
    English:
    sniff
    * * *
    to sniff (at)
    * * *
    v/t sniff
    * * *
    : to sniff at

    Spanish-English dictionary > olisquear

  • 11 husma

    f.
    snooping.
    * * *
    SF frm snooping *, prying

    Spanish-English dictionary > husma

  • 12 andar curioseando

    v.
    1 to be nosing around, to be just nosing around, to be just snooping around, to nose about.
    2 to nose around, to nose about, to poke about, to poke around.

    Spanish-English dictionary > andar curioseando

  • 13 fisgoneo

    m.
    1 prying (informal).
    2 snooping, pry, eavesdropping.
    3 nosiness, prying into other people's business, prying.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: fisgonear.
    * * *
    Ex. Data scrambling can take place prior to its transmission and can guard against wire-tapping or other electronic snooping.
    * * *

    Ex: Data scrambling can take place prior to its transmission and can guard against wire-tapping or other electronic snooping.

    * * *
    ( fam)
    me tiene harto el fisgoneo de tu tía I'm sick of your aunt poking o sticking her nose in where it doesn't belong ( colloq)
    * * *
    Fam prying, nosing around;
    en esta casa todo el mundo se dedica al fisgoneo everyone in this house pokes their nose into everyone else's business
    * * *
    m fam
    snooping fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > fisgoneo

  • 14 aguaitar

    v.
    1 to discover by close examination. (Law)
    2 to wait for (esperar). (Andes & Caribbean)
    3 to look, to see. (Southern Cone)
    4 to watch carefully for.
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) LAm (=mirar) to watch; (=espiar) to spy on, observe; (=acechar) to lie in wait for
    2) And, Caribe (=esperar) to wait for
    3) Cono Sur (=ver) to look, see
    2.
    VI LAm
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo (AmS fam) ( espiar) to spy on; ( vigilar) to keep an eye on
    2.
    aguaitar vi (AmS fam) ( espiar) to snoop (colloq); ( mirar) to have a look
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo (AmS fam) ( espiar) to spy on; ( vigilar) to keep an eye on
    2.
    aguaitar vi (AmS fam) ( espiar) to snoop (colloq); ( mirar) to have a look
    * * *
    aguaitar [A1 ]
    vt
    (Chi, Per fam)
    1 (espiar) to spy on
    2 (vigilar) to keep an eye on
    ■ aguaitar
    vi
    (Chi, Per fam)
    1 (espiar) to snoop ( colloq)
    lo sorprendió aguaitando por la cerradura she caught him peeping o snooping through the keyhole
    2 (mirar) to have a look
    * * *

    aguaitar ( conjugate aguaitar) verbo transitivo (AmS fam) ( espiar) to spy on;
    ( vigilar) to keep an eye on
    verbo intransitivo (AmS fam) ( espiar) to snoop (colloq);
    ( mirar) to have a look
    * * *
    vt
    1. Andes, Carib [acechar] to keep a watch on
    2. Andes [mirar] to look at
    3. Andes [vigilar] to watch, to look after
    4. Ven [esperar] to wait for;
    aguaitar a alguien to wait for sb
    vi
    Andes
    1. [espiar] to snoop
    2. [mirar] to look;
    nunca se le había ocurrido aguaitar adentro de la caja she'd never thought of taking a look in the box
    3. [curiosear] to nose around
    * * *
    v/t S.Am.
    spy on

    Spanish-English dictionary > aguaitar

  • 15 husmeo

    m.
    nosiness, prying into other people's business, prying.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: husmear.
    * * *
    1 sniffing
    2 figurado prying, snooping
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=olisqueo) scenting
    2) (=fisgoneo) prying, snooping *
    * * *
    husmeo nm
    1. [olfateo] sniffing
    2. Fam [curioseo] nosing around
    * * *
    m
    1 ( olfateo) sniffing
    2 fam ( cotilleo) sniffing o
    nosing around fam, snooping fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > husmeo

  • 16 180

    ----
    * girar 180 grados = move + 180 degrees.
    * vida + dar un giro de 180 grados = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * * *
    * girar 180 grados = move + 180 degrees.
    * vida + dar un giro de 180 grados = turn + Posesivo + life around.

    Spanish-English dictionary > 180

  • 17 24 (veinticuatro)

    Ex. Most of them -- there are 24 people on the library staff; 6 in reference (3 males and 3 females) -- have not personally experienced sexual harassment and haven't been aware that it exists.
    ----
    * 24 horas al día = around the clock.
    * clavija de 24 agujas = 24-pin plug.
    * las 24 horas = round the clock, around the clock.
    * servicio las 24 horas = 24 hour(s) service.
    * un servicio las 24 horas = a 24-hour service.

    Spanish-English dictionary > 24 (veinticuatro)

  • 18 24 horas al día

    Ex. Digitization is a value-added way of making library collections and materials available around the world, around the clock.
    * * *

    Ex: Digitization is a value-added way of making library collections and materials available around the world, around the clock.

    Spanish-English dictionary > 24 horas al día

  • 19 Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda

    = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy
    Ex. Everybody knows ' you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear,' suggesting that something without inherent value can't be transformed into something valuable.
    Ex. Or, as they say around here, 'You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy'.
    Ex. Or, as they say around here, 'You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy'.
    * * *
    = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy

    Ex: Everybody knows ' you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear,' suggesting that something without inherent value can't be transformed into something valuable.

    Ex: Or, as they say around here, 'You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy'.
    Ex: Or, as they say around here, 'You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda

  • 20 Berna

    f.
    Berne.
    * * *
    1 Bern, Berne
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino Berne
    * * *
    Ex. After surviving the destruction of World War 2 safely in Bern, Switzerland, IFLA reorganized and began assisting damaged and decimated libraries around the world.
    ----
    * Convención de Berna, la = Bern(e) Convention, the.
    * * *
    femenino Berne
    * * *

    Ex: After surviving the destruction of World War 2 safely in Bern, Switzerland, IFLA reorganized and began assisting damaged and decimated libraries around the world.

    * Convención de Berna, la = Bern(e) Convention, the.

    * * *
    Berne
    * * *
    Berne

    Spanish-English dictionary > Berna

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