English version

nose something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnose something ↔ out phrasal verb informal1 FIND OUTto discover some information that someone else does not want you to discover The media always manage to nose out some interesting facts about a politician’s past life.2 to defeat someone by a very small amount in a race, competition etc nose→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
nose outHis nose can smell out a human or a Minpin or any other animal from ten miles away.The nose probably started out fairly small, like that of, say, the modern tapir.Breathe in through the nose and out hard through the mouth, both to a slow count of four.Rumpipumpy nosed Gastronomical out of third.Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.The nose, dried out, was pitifully thin and pinched.
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Verb table
nose
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynose
he, she, itnoses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynosed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nosed
he, she, ithas nosed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nosed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nose
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nosed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nosing
he, she, itis nosing
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you, we, theyare nosing
Past
I, he, she, itwas nosing
you, we, theywere nosing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nosing
he, she, ithas been nosing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nosing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nosing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nosing
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