Meaning of NOSE in English


n. 25B6; noun

a punch on the nose : snout, muzzle, proboscis, trunk; informal beak, conk, snoot, schnozzle, hooter, sniffer.

he has a good nose : SENSE OF SMELL.

a nose for scandal : INSTINCT, feeling, sixth sense, intuition, insight, perception.

wine with a fruity nose : SMELL, bouquet, aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent, odour.

the plane's nose dipped : nose-cone, bow, prow, front end; informal droop-snoot.

nasal, rhinal.

25B6; verb

the dog nosed the ball : NUZZLE, nudge, push.

she's nosing into my business : PRY, inquire, poke about/around, interfere (in), meddle (in); be a busybody, stick/poke one's nose in; informal be nosy (about), snoop; Austral./NZ informal stickybeak.

he nosed the car into the traffic : EASE, inch, edge, move, manoeuvre, steer, guide.

25A0; by a nose (ONLY) JUST, barely, narrowly, by a hair's breadth, by the skin of one's teeth; informal by a whisker.

25A0; nose around/about/round INVESTIGATE, explore, ferret (about/around), rummage, search; delve into, peer into; prowl around; informal snoop about/around/round.

25A0; nose something out DETECT, find, discover, bring to light, track down, dig up, ferret out, root out, uncover, unearth, sniff out.

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