Definition of 'snoop'
Example sentences containing 'snoop'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
We accept that in future only a judge can sign off police snooping requests. The Sun (2016)The government has promised to strengthen protections against police snooping. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They insist they need the power to snoop on their emails. The Sun (2012)But the best part was having a snoop around all the amazingly bling houses. The Sun (2014)So you support the notion of parents snooping around if they feel there is reason to do so? Christianity Today (2000)We don't trust local councils or police with snooping powers. The Sun (2015)In theory, it might make sense to give judges the power to grant snooping applications. The Sun (2015)They don't like people snooping around what they are doing. The Sun (2011)NEW laws will give the police powers to snoop on millions more emails and let courts hear sensitive intelligence in secret. The Sun (2012)A report by MPs is expected to back the need for email and mobile phone snooping powers. The Sun (2015)If you don't want employers snooping around, change your settings. The Sun (2014)Previously agreed plans, such as giving the intelligence agencies more snooping powers, were unexpectedly ripped up. The Sun (2015)He blames the internet, which lets people snoop around homes on property portals, for the trend. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Civil liberties campaigners reacted with concern to the disclosure that police were snooping on personal messages so often, without any external monitoring and with few safeguards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Last week, I went for a snoop around to find out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I've always enjoyed snooping around other people's homes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And I don't want a cleaner snooping around. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'snoop'
Used Rarely. snoop is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'snoop'
British English: snoop VERB
If someone snoops around a place, they secretly look around it in order to find out things.
He was the one she'd seen snooping around her friend's hotel room.
Definition of snoop from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.