Meaning of NOSE in English

NOSE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

as plain as day/the nose on your face (= very clear )

chiselled features/chin/mouth/nose etc

his chiselled good looks

hurt your arm/leg/nose etc

He hurt his knee playing football.

nose job

parson's nose

Roman nose

rub your nose/chin/eyes/forehead etc

She yawned and rubbed her eyes.

snub nose

wiped...nose

He pulled a handkerchief from his pocket and wiped his nose .

wrinkled...nose

Alex wrinkled up her nose at the smell.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

He had a cruel, clever, merciless face, with a big curved nose and very bright, hard eyes.

She says a lot of older guys only want to drive trucks with those big , long noses .

That's his big nose and double chin.

He had big nose in my face and was blowing impatiently.

He got his big nose broken for his trouble and the guy he helped wasn't notably grateful.

Not like you to poke your big nose into areas that don't concern you.

Careful application of a slightly darker foundation can slim a big nose .

Her big beaky nose gives her a masculine look.

bloody

Actress Robin Givens gave the man a bloody nose after he mistook her for a hooker while she was filming in Chicago.

One of them has a bloody nose that looks like a bloody mouth, all red.

Those who take that risk will get a bloody nose .

His opponents always ended up with bloody noses .

Millions of pounds are at stake and one side is certain to receive a bloody nose .

A 17 and 18 year old escaped with no more than bloody noses .

As John Major said, they've given us a bloody nose .

Unfortunately for him, Alfred had been well trained and Bastide staggered back, clutching a bloody nose .

broken

And while all this brouhaha was going on Richard Harris was getting up Heston's famously broken nose .

Carwyn was flying home, Ted was working on his self-esteem, Richie was nursing a broken nose .

He suffered a broken nose and bruising.

He screamed in agony and fell to his knees, cradling his broken nose between his bloodied hands.

Horrified shoppers watched as Darren Caygill was knocked to the ground, suffering a broken nose .

Clive wanted to see the manager with a broken nose , blood on his dicky bow and frilly shirt front.

He had one clear memory of a fight in some dive, a broken nose , a throat ready for cutting.

long

When the figure looked up the boy was impressed by bright, blue eyes and a long nose but a kind expression.

It is a fierce face with a very long nose .

She gets my goat sometimes with her long , strong nose and her self-assertion.

Zali whimpered and pushed his long nose under the covers.

The boy grew into a man with blue eyes, a long straight nose , and dark red hair.

She says a lot of older guys only want to drive trucks with those big, long noses .

His long nose came from the latter and more specifically from a genetic type unit near the Dead Sea.

They snout in the dirt with their long noses .

red

But then most of the police - even the ones in cars - are sporting red noses for the occasion.

Jozia blew her red nose into her kerchief.

All the other reindeers had red noses just like Randolph's daddy, Rudolph.

A porter's found a red nose .

The first day Emma had escorted Ruth to the gates and come back with a red nose .

As if a red nose could suit anyone.

roman

Both had a slightly Roman nose .

Black curls, a handsome Roman nose , shining sharp senseless saliva-moist teeth.

It was time to rub that handsome Roman nose of his in the dirt.

runny

You may also have a dry irritating cough, a sore throat and a runny , itchy nose .

She put her arms around his waist; her tears and runny nose wet his shirt.

Sore throat, runny nose , head like a cottage loaf.

And you have to consult baby pictures to remember what your kids looked like without raw, runny noses .

Reintroducing those foods brings the bad behaviour back along with the wheezing or runny nose .

Respiratory system Runny or congested nose , constant sore throat, catarrh or post-nasal drip, difficulty in breathing, hyperventilation.

An allergic reaction can often be nothing more than red eyes, a runny nose , or a touch of wheeziness.

With the runny nose there could be a problem with the sinuses or the pony may be a catarrh sufferer.

straight

A round face with a high forehead, blue eyes, short straight nose , a mantle of shining, fair hair.

Gliding by they showed their fair faces, their committed brows and straight noses .

The boy grew into a man with blue eyes, a long straight nose , and dark red hair.

Her face was perfect: high cheekbones, a straight nose and a lush mouth.

Thick dark hair, large eyes, pale unblemished skin, sculpted planes of the face, straight noses , strong mouths.

She wore no make-up but had classic features, a straight nose , full lips and fine eyes.

Dark hair, brown eyes, straight nose , not too short.

She had a wide, full mouth, a straight nose , and the same piercing blue eyes as her brother.

■ NOUN

aquiline

It was a tall man with an aquiline nose and thick dark hair.

A medallion in Hughes Hall portrays her with short hair, an aquiline nose , and a determined chin.

But he had a thinnish face, with an aquiline nose and really black hair.

In my mind's eye I see him as he was, complete with bowler-hat and aquiline nose .

He was in his early thirties with dark skin and a long face from which protruded a sharp, aquiline nose .

At an upstairs window they present a life size dummy head: firm jaw, aquiline nose , shining complexion.

She watched Luke read it, saw the gathering frown carve two grooves over his aquiline nose .

Sir John had dark hair, sharp eyes and an aquiline nose .

job

I think this is a pretty car, especially at the front where the nose job is great.

Tries to put her best face forward, even if it means a nose job .

Jackson must've been under the effects of the anaesthetic after a nose job to come out with something so bad.

If I hung around here any longer, it would all go on a nose job for Emily Quigley.

He may have had a nose job at Edith Piaf's request, but that was a long time ago.

Not only is she incredibly slim, she's also allegedly had a nose job to improve her looks.

■ VERB

blow

She blew her nose and announced that she was going to have a bath.

For a moment Converse thought that she would blow her nose on him.

She blew her nose as daintily as was possible in the circumstances and handed the handkerchief back with a wan smile.

Stu was worried that he was responsible for me needing Kleenex, blowing my nose .

Either way, if you blow your nose , you may well miss it altogether.

I had a terrible cold and spent much of the time blowing my nose .

With great discretion, the overcoats in the front pews blew their noses .

She took out a handkerchief and pressed it against her eyes, then blew her nose .

break

He broke Sonny's nose and closed his left eye.

Once, she fell and broke her nose and chin.

McClelland punched Mr Woodhouse twice in the face breaking his nose .

When he fell after being hit with the staff, he broke his nose on the ground.

It wasn't so much the threat of Dennis breaking his nose that had changed his mind.

More Sanders: He broke his nose against Green Bay when his helmet was shoved down.

He cut me above the eye and broke my nose which had been broken before.

Newsweek puts Geraldo on the cover with his broken nose so that Newsweek can sell more magazines.

breathe

They both sat breathing through their noses , on the verge of anger.

He worked quietly behind her, one and a-two, breathing through his nose .

Colonel Fergusson had his eyes closed and was breathing out through his nose in long smooth puffs like a bellows.

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Before the exercises actually begin, for a few minutes, close your eyes and breathe through your nose .

You should always breathe through your nose: the nose warms up the air.

hold

Until then, the rest of us will just have to keep holding our noses .

He shut his eyes, held his nose like a kid about to take his medicine, and started to drink.

The opposite rudder is then applied to hold that nose direction and to prevent the glider from turning.

I drank more beer, holding my nose while I swallowed.

There was more drama to follow in the actual race, where Shemaka held on by a nose from Baya.

Confound it, who am I to hold up my nose in such a fashion?

Angela actually found herself holding her nose as she walked through the cobbled streets.

In this instance, the jaws should be held together with the nose pointing upwards.

keep

Until then, the rest of us will just have to keep holding our noses .

Thass why you got ta keep yuh nose clean.

You keep your nose out, you hear me?

The pouch did not help, but I kept it on my nose , afraid to take a chance.

Come on, you can't seriously expect me to keep my nose out of things at this stage, Ellis.

But keep his nose clean and take their money, and he could have a marvellous life in Berlin.

Jim had decided he was going to keep his nose to the grindstone and avoid confrontations at work.

pick

He wouldn't be allowed to fart or pick his nose or put his feet on the table.

Centuries later the light brought two of the shepherds, the tall one picking his nose , and Douthwaite smirking.

Edwina Currie was opening her post, Sir James Spicer was picking his nose .

I just saw a man trying not to pick his nose behind his newspaper!

Please don't pick your nose at the table.

The young Eric was looking away and picking his nose , looking bored.

The toilet stank of urine, and at one point a chef was seen picking his nose while preparing food.

Both pick the nose of rock credibility and flick rolled-up bogies at its established figureheads.

poke

Or maybe they resented a stranger poking his nose into their affairs?

He merely watched the obscure corners of the busy planet and poked his stubby nose into dusty crannies.

So he poked his nose through the letterbox.

I didn't really want her poking her nose in anyway.

Not like you to poke your big nose into areas that don't concern you.

Not her national monument I told her, and she shouldn't come poking her nose in where it wasn't wanted.

He poked his nose outside to see if he could tie off the cord.

Didn't he ever stop talking, poking his nose in?

powder

After the main course Vanessa disappeared to powder her nose .

I also notice the fresh lipstick and powdered nose and realize my sister had done as she pleased.

One way or another, I had drunk quite a bit this evening, but I didn't need to powder my nose .

press

Inside, Tamika presses her nose against the pastry case.

He rolled sideways and pressed his nose into the grass.

The Doctor pressed his nose into the ground and waited for salvation or destruction.

He pressed his nose against the window, smearing it with fresh snout prints.

Charlie pressed his nose against the window but couldn't recognise anyone who was working inside.

They pressed their noses against the window of Healy's Hotel.

punch

The floor punched me in the nose and I stretched out on it.

On another some one told him that an irate parishioner had threatened to punch Ray in the nose .

What she would give to punch him on the nose , and flatten once and for all his insulting, devilish assumptions.

put

He put his nose tip to tip with hers.

Dunne took up the glass of whiskey, put it under his nose , and dipped his tongue in.

Now is the time for the golfer from Welwyn Garden City to put his nose to the grindstone once more.

Lincoln put his nose at the top of the window, savoring the traffic smells, and then the farms and orchards.

Killion immediately put the nose down.

No one would believe the truth even if you put their nose right up to it.

There was no one around so I went up and put my nose practically against the glass.

They put their noses in the air.

rub

Even when you rub their noses in it, politicians can be remarkably slow to recognise reality for what it is.

A child might not complain of itching, but she might be rubbing her eyes or nose repeatedly.

The Deputy Under Secretary rubbed his nose , watched a flake of skin pirouette down to the opened pages of the file.

He kept blinking to clear his eyes and now he rubbed his nose .

He stepped forward, stopped suddenly, and rubbed his nose .

She had defined what she perceived to be reality, and she kept trying to rub Scarlet's nose in it.

They rubbed their noses on it so that globs of anthrax green snot hung off it in the morning.

stick

He offers me a free go too but I just stick my nose in the air and say no thanks.

Hairs sticking out of his nose and ears.

Well, why not - he was sticking his nose in everywhere else.

Sammy stuck his nose in the air, delighted at such attention.

But maybe he's thinking that Gerald and Les might like to know you're sticking your nose in.

We all stuck our noses that much deeper into the Colonel's Sumbanese rugs.

Often he was right, often I gave him a bad time for sticking his nose in.

Bossy matriarch Pauline Faaahhhhler finds out she's the real grandma of Sonia's baby and sticks her nose right in.

thumb

So long as he had the support of Sir Rufus Stone, he could thumb his nose at Cotton.

Voters here have always been drawn to against-the-grain outsiders who make a career of thumbing their noses at party traditionalists.

Judges who thumb their noses at presidents are thought to be good for democracy.

Faubus had again thumbed his nose at the judiciary by refusing to appear.

The way she slept on her side, thumb up against her nose .

Voters have thumbed their noses at it.

The protestors were denigrating the primary symbol of the ordained ministry, they claimed, and thumbing their noses at the Church.

turn

Even Sal and Kitty turned up their noses when he offered them such delicacies as black bananas and bruised apples.

And then they turned up their noses .

Time and again he had to turn his nose up into the arch of the drain to keep from drowning.

That caught the attention of New York publishers, who had turned up their noses at the manuscript.

It turns out her nose is sore but unbroken, not even bruised.

Classical music elders may turn up their noses , but so far, the antics are working.

wipe

Occasionally he wiped his nose on his sleeve.

Varney sniffed, wiped his nose with his hand and backed his other foot into the water.

Frank had sat up and taken out his handkerchief and wiped his nose .

Morrill sniffed, wiped his nose with the back of his hand, and looked up.

She wiped her nose with her sleeve, leaving a snail's trail on the rough wool.

She wiped her nose and watched the suntan lotion ad that was on television.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a nose/boob job

He may have had a nose job at Edith Piaf's request, but that was a long time ago.

If I hung around here any longer, it would all go on a nose job for Emily Quigley.

Jackson must've been under the effects of the anaesthetic after a nose job to come out with something so bad.

Not only is she incredibly slim, she's also allegedly had a nose job to improve her looks.

Tries to put her best face forward, even if it means a nose job .

aquiline nose

A medallion in Hughes Hall portrays her with short hair, an aquiline nose, and a determined chin.

At an upstairs window they present a life size dummy head: firm jaw, aquiline nose, shining complexion.

But he had a thinnish face, with an aquiline nose and really black hair.

He was in his early thirties with dark skin and a long face from which protruded a sharp, aquiline nose.

In my mind's eye I see him as he was, complete with bowler-hat and aquiline nose.

It was a tall man with an aquiline nose and thick dark hair.

She watched Luke read it, saw the gathering frown carve two grooves over his aquiline nose.

The older woman had a lean face, a long neck, and an aquiline nose.

blow your nose

Here's a Kleenex - blow your nose.

Either way, if you blow your nose, you may well miss it altogether.

For a moment Converse thought that she would blow her nose on him.

I had a terrible cold and spent much of the time blowing my nose.

She blew her nose as daintily as was possible in the circumstances and handed the handkerchief back with a wan smile.

She took out a handkerchief and pressed it against her eyes, then blew her nose.

Stu was worried that he was responsible for me needing Kleenex, blowing my nose.

With great discretion, the overcoats in the front pews blew their noses.

With soil-caked fingers he drew a handkerchief from a pocket and blew his nose.

button nose/eyes

Mrs Stych fixed her button eyes upon the elegant figure of Mrs Frizzell and bowled purposefully across the lawn.

Reddish brown hair and bright, button eyes, and a shy, quivering look.

There are hundreds of black button eyes and a thick nest of yarn for the hair.

cut off your nose to spite your face

If you love him, ask him to stay. Otherwise you'll be cutting off your nose to spite your face.

follow your nose

I don't really have a career plan - I just follow my nose.

Turn left on 6th Avenue, then just follow your nose.

Finding her was easy enough, I just followed my nose.

I smelled the coffee and followed my nose.

In search of an answer, you follow your nose, wherever it leads, actively pursuing the mystery.

Lucky girl, Ruth thought miserably as she followed her nose to the kitchen, a choice of two men.

She followed her nose, turning into a passage which led to the back of a small bakery.

When the rooftop vanished behind a yellow bluff of gorse, you followed your nose.

You are on the right track so follow your nose.

have your ears/nose etc pierced

I am a female, mid-twenties and happen to have my nose pierced with one small silver ring.

have your nose/snout in the trough

it's no skin off sb's nose

lead sb by the nose

He let her lead him by the nose.

look down your nose at sb/sth

I can go in a shirt and jeans and no one looks down his nose at me.

Besides, I didn't fancy going to the Chapel and having all the family looking down their noses at me.

But I was not one to look down my nose at shabbiness.

Don't look down their noses at you.

Never had any man so looked down his nose at her.

No more will I look down my nose at whining, spineless malcontents.

Normally she looked down her nose at men and then ignored them unless they needed the sharp edge of her tongue.

One who doesn't look down her nose at anybody.

We looked down our noses at this pair of student hicks.

pay through the nose (for sth)

Many people end up paying through the nose for their car insurance policies.

But all-seaters don't mean all-safe so why should clubs risk bankruptcy and fans pay through the nose for an ill-conceived scheme?

Catherine, paying through the nose to search for fun and relaxation.

That doesn't mean you have to pay through the nose for the privilege of an overdraft, however.

The message is that the government will cut a deal with any threatened industry willing to pay through the nose.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

pick your nose

Davey, don't pick your nose!

Centuries later the light brought two of the shepherds, the tall one picking his nose, and Douthwaite smirking.

Edwina Currie was opening her post, Sir James Spicer was picking his nose.

He wouldn't be allowed to fart or pick his nose or put his feet on the table.

I just saw a man trying not to pick his nose behind his newspaper!

Please don't pick your nose at the table.

The toilet stank of urine, and at one point a chef was seen picking his nose while preparing food.

The young Eric was looking away and picking his nose, looking bored.

You have to watch them picking their noses.

poke your nose into sth

Or maybe they resented a stranger poking his nose into their affairs?

powder your nose

You get the drinks in - I'll just go and powder my nose.

After the main course Vanessa disappeared to powder her nose.

One way or another, I had drunk quite a bit this evening, but I didn't need to powder my nose.

rub sb's nose in it/in the dirt

strong nose/chin/features

Beneath the strong nose was a dark moustache, thin and slicked down, which gave him a Latin look.

Eyes closed, his strong features were peaceful in repose.

He had a large square head, strong features, the worried look of a rustic crossing streets in the capital.

I think Janir resembles her more, with his dark skin, curly hair and strong features.

It actually detracts from one of email's strongest features-simplicity.

She gets my goat sometimes with her long, strong nose and her self-assertion.

She liked a man to have strong features.

Sunlight reflected from the snow outside flashed off his rimless pince-nez perched on the bridge of his strong nose.

the bridge of your nose

He drew an imaginary scarf across the bridge of his nose.

He stopped, and pinched the bridge of his nose. ` Oh, I am sorry.

Heavy black glasses perched on the bridge of his nose, but the effect was not severe.

Her false teeth were encompassed in a loose smile and her glasses were low on the bridge of her nose.

Marco takes off his glasses and pinches the bridge of his nose.

She then brought her clenched fists down viciously on to the bridge of his nose.

The lid fell on to the bridge of my nose.

The low mewling sound it made indicated its displeasure; those long, clawed fingers rubbed the bridge of its nose.

thumb your nose at sb/sth

This is yet another example of Republicans thumbing their nose at the poor.

Faubus had again thumbed his nose at the judiciary by refusing to appear.

Judges who thumb their noses at presidents are thought to be good for democracy.

So long as he had the support of Sir Rufus Stone, he could thumb his nose at Cotton.

The protestors were denigrating the primary symbol of the ordained ministry, they claimed, and thumbing their noses at the Church.

Voters have thumbed their noses at it.

Voters here have always been drawn to against-the-grain outsiders who make a career of thumbing their noses at party traditionalists.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Each missile carries 150 kilos of high explosive in its nose .

Our dog has a very good nose , you know.

Ripken's nose was broken when Hernandez accidentally hit him.

The nose of the plane dipped as we came in to land.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Fogarty avoided fistfights, but when they were unavoidable he packed his nose with the cotton he always carried.

He clearly viewed my sharp nose and dark beard in a more favorable light than the starlets had.

He squatted down, brushed a hand across the dirt floor, and put the hand to his nose .

Like most modern decks the nose is double drilled: either 5 ¼ or 5 ¾ inch.

Mr Taylor was taken to Middlesbrough General Hospital where he received seven stitches to his nose .

She smiled at him, but he buried his nose in his beer.

Those who take that risk will get a bloody nose .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

around

I holders cutters around nosed pliers a medium grade sandpaper, silver spray paint.

Several reporters have been nosing around on the subject.

down

On their way out they found it nose down in the field.

At 12: 50 they nosed down and sighted Newfoundland, the Burin Peninsula, to the left.

Then there's a steep approach when we nose down at 30 degrees.

Now the Autocrat was nosing down the kerb.

Each pilot wheeled out of the fictional sun, nosed down , and jockeyed his bouncing machine into a dive.

in

The motoscafo, full of lights and people, went blindly on and nosed in at the wooden pier across the canal.

■ NOUN

way

The taxi nosed its way back into the traffic as she introduced herself with a soft Cockney accent and a shy manner.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a nose/boob job

He may have had a nose job at Edith Piaf's request, but that was a long time ago.

If I hung around here any longer, it would all go on a nose job for Emily Quigley.

Jackson must've been under the effects of the anaesthetic after a nose job to come out with something so bad.

Not only is she incredibly slim, she's also allegedly had a nose job to improve her looks.

Tries to put her best face forward, even if it means a nose job .

aquiline nose

A medallion in Hughes Hall portrays her with short hair, an aquiline nose, and a determined chin.

At an upstairs window they present a life size dummy head: firm jaw, aquiline nose, shining complexion.

But he had a thinnish face, with an aquiline nose and really black hair.

He was in his early thirties with dark skin and a long face from which protruded a sharp, aquiline nose.

In my mind's eye I see him as he was, complete with bowler-hat and aquiline nose.

It was a tall man with an aquiline nose and thick dark hair.

She watched Luke read it, saw the gathering frown carve two grooves over his aquiline nose.

The older woman had a lean face, a long neck, and an aquiline nose.

button nose/eyes

Mrs Stych fixed her button eyes upon the elegant figure of Mrs Frizzell and bowled purposefully across the lawn.

Reddish brown hair and bright, button eyes, and a shy, quivering look.

There are hundreds of black button eyes and a thick nest of yarn for the hair.

have your nose/snout in the trough

it's no skin off sb's nose

strong nose/chin/features

Beneath the strong nose was a dark moustache, thin and slicked down, which gave him a Latin look.

Eyes closed, his strong features were peaceful in repose.

He had a large square head, strong features, the worried look of a rustic crossing streets in the capital.

I think Janir resembles her more, with his dark skin, curly hair and strong features.

It actually detracts from one of email's strongest features-simplicity.

She gets my goat sometimes with her long, strong nose and her self-assertion.

She liked a man to have strong features.

Sunlight reflected from the snow outside flashed off his rimless pince-nez perched on the bridge of his strong nose.

the bridge of your nose

He drew an imaginary scarf across the bridge of his nose.

He stopped, and pinched the bridge of his nose. ` Oh, I am sorry.

Heavy black glasses perched on the bridge of his nose, but the effect was not severe.

Her false teeth were encompassed in a loose smile and her glasses were low on the bridge of her nose.

Marco takes off his glasses and pinches the bridge of his nose.

She then brought her clenched fists down viciously on to the bridge of his nose.

The lid fell on to the bridge of my nose.

The low mewling sound it made indicated its displeasure; those long, clawed fingers rubbed the bridge of its nose.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A ship was nosing its way through the small fishing boats in the harbour.

The boat nosed out into the lake.

The Rolls Royce slowly nosed through the crowds, and drew up outside the hotel.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At 12: 50 they nosed down and sighted Newfoundland, the Burin Peninsula, to the left.

Reese nosed the stuffed Huey gently over, letting it accelerate across the ground to gain lift.

Some minute miscalculation nosed the machine down too abruptly.

The lopped head of Argus nosed, listening still, into the silver dust.

The motoscafo, full of lights and people, went blindly on and nosed in at the wooden pier across the canal.

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