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nose

2 verb
     
nose2
[always + adv/prep I, T]TT if a vehicle, boat etc noses forward, or if you nose it forward, it moves forward slowly [= edge]
nose its way along/through etc something
The bus nosed its way along the street.
She carefully nosed the car forward through the traffic.

nose around (something)

phrasal verb
to look around a place in order to try to find something, when there is no one else there:
What were you doing nosing around in my office?

nose into something

phrasal verb
to try to find out private information about someone or something, especially in a way that is annoying

nose something ↔ out

phrasal verb
1 to 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

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