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Synonyms of nose in English:


  • 1 a punch on the nose
    informalbeak, snoot, schnoz, schnozzola, sniffer, honker
  • 2 a nose for scandal
    instinct, feeling, sixth sense, intuition, insight, perception
  • 3 wine with a fruity nose
  • 4 the plane's nose dipped
    nose cone, bow, prow, front end
  • verb

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  • 1 the dog nosed the ball
    nuzzle, nudge, push
  • 2 she's nosing into my business
    pry into, inquire about/into, poke around/about, interfere in/with, meddle in/with;
    be a busybody about, stick/poke one's nose in/into
    informalbe nosy about, snoop around/into
  • 3 he nosed the car into the traffic
    ease, inch, edge, move, maneuver, steer, guide
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    nasal, rhinal relating to the nose


    by a nose

    Harris won the third race by a nose
    just, only just, barely, narrowly, by a hair's breadth, by the skin of one's teeth, by a whisker

    nose around/about

    you check the bedrooms and we'll nose around the kitchen
    investigate, explore, ferret around/through, rummage around/through, search;
    delve into, peer into;
    prowl around
    informalsnoop around/about

    nose out

    the auditor was not expected to nose out every fraud
    detect, find, discover, bring to light, track down, dig up, ferret out, root out, uncover, unearth, sniff out

    on the nose

    informal the plane landed at 7:15 on the nose
    exactly, precisely, sharp, on the dot, on the button, promptly, prompt, dead on, bang on

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