sniff around

sniff around
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to try to small)
a. husmear
One of the dogs was sniffing around and picking up whatever scraps he could find on the floor.Uno de los perros estaba husmeando y comiéndose los pedacitos de comida que encontraba en el suelo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to pry in)
a. husmear
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
What are you doing sniffing around my room? Get out!¿Qué haces husmeando mi cuarto? ¡Sal!
b. fisgonear
I saw Harry sniffing around the boss's desk.Vi a Harry fisgoneando el escritorio de la jefa.
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