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nose /noz/ n. 1 the part of a human or animal face above the mouth that contains two holes (called nostrils) for smelling and breathing: She has a long, straight nose. 2 sense of smell: Dogs have good noses. 3 fig.infrml. excessive interest or interference in the affairs of others: Hed better keep his nose out of my business. 4 fig. special ability, esp. to find s.t. hidden: The detective had a nose for tracking down criminals. 5 the forward part of certain things: the nose of a plane (boat, gun, etc.) 6 on the nose: exactly right: His estimate of the cost of the project was on the nose. 7 to follow ones nose: to move directly ahead: The store is across the street; just follow your nose. 8 infrml. to keep ones nose clean: to stay out of trouble: The prison inmate was warned to keep his nose clean. 9 to lead s.o. around by the nose: to have complete control over s.o.: Although her son is now an adult, shes still leading him around by the nose. 10 to look down ones nose at s.o.: to feel socially superior to s.o.: She looks down her nose at her poorer relatives. 11 infrml. to pay through the nose: to pay too high a price for s.t.: He paid through the nose for his new boat. 12 to pick ones nose: (a rude and offensive act) to clean the inside of ones nose with ones finger: The mother told her son to stop picking his nose. 13 infrml. to put s.o.s nose out of joint: to offend or insult s.o.: Her supervisors criticism of her work put her nose out of joint. 14 infrml. to stick or poke ones nose in s.t.: to interfere in the affairs of others in an inappropriate way: He has a habit of poking his nose in where it doesnt belong. 15 to thumb ones nose at s.o. or s.t.: to show disregard or disrespect for s.o. or s.t.: She thumbs her nose at school regulations. 16 to turn ones nose up at s.t.: to reject with contempt: He turned his nose up at the job offer. 17 under ones nose: very near s.o., easily seen: Your keys are right under your nose!
Thesaurus: nose n. 1 ones beak infrml. 4 a knack, gift, flair for s.t.
v. nosed, nosing, noses 1 [I;T] to move ahead carefully: The boat nosed around the rocks. 2 phrasal v. [I] to nose around or about: to search, gather information: The detective nosed around the neighborhood for witnesses to the crime. nose v. 1 to poke around s.t. 2 to investigate, examine, snoop.