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nose British & World English

The part projecting above the mouth on the face of a person or animal, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling

nose English Thesaurus

he has a very good nose

hook nose British & World English

A prominent aquiline nose

nose cone British & World English

The cone-shaped nose of a rocket or aircraft

nose job British & World English

An operation involving rhinoplasty or cosmetic surgery on a person’s nose

nose leaf British & World English

A fleshy leaf-shaped structure on the nose of many bats, used for echolocation

nose rag British & World English

A handkerchief

nose ring British & World English

A ring fixed in the nose of a bull or other animal, for leading it

pug nose British & World English

A short nose with an upturned tip

brown-nose British & World English

An extremely obsequious person

by a nose British & World English

(Of a victory) by a very narrow margin

nose candy British & World English

An illegal drug that is inhaled, in particular cocaine

nose flute British & World English

A musical instrument of the flute type played by blowing through the nose rather than the mouth, associated especially with SE Asia and the Pacific islands

nose guard British & World English

Another term for nose tackle.

nose tackle British & World English

A defensive lineman positioned opposite the offensive centre

nose wheel British & World English

A landing wheel under the nose of an aircraft

nose-wiper British & World English

A handkerchief

pope's nose British & World English

US term for parson's nose.

Roman nose British & World English

A nose with a high bridge

round-nose British & World English

(Of a tool) having the end rounded, so as to produce a rounded cut or surface or to prevent accidents or damage

Grecian nose British & World English

A straight nose that continues the line of the forehead without a dip

parson's nose British & World English

The fatty extremity of the rump of a cooked fowl

nose to tail British & World English

(Of vehicles) moving or standing close behind one another, especially in heavy traffic

on the nose British & World English

To a person’s sense of smell

Red Nose Day British & World English

A day of events and activities organized to raise money for charity (in the UK, on behalf of the organization Comic Relief)

blow one's nose British & World English

Clear one’s nose of mucus by blowing through it into a handkerchief

hold one's nose British & World English

Squeeze one’s nostrils with one’s fingers in order to avoid inhaling an unpleasant smell

follow one's nose British & World English

Trust to one’s instincts

powder one's nose British & World English

(Of a woman) go to the toilet

under someone's nose British & World English

Directly in front of someone

thumb one's nose at British & World English

Show disdain or contempt for

get up someone's nose British & World English

Irritate or annoy someone

pay through the nose British & World English

Pay much more than a fair price

poke one's nose into British & World English

Take an intrusive interest in

get one's nose in front British & World English

Manage to achieve a winning or leading position

keep one's nose out of British & World English

Refrain from interfering in (someone else’s affairs)

turn one's nose up at British & World English

Show distaste or contempt for

lead someone by the nose British & World English

Control someone totally, especially by deceiving them

give someone a bloody nose British & World English

Inflict a resounding defeat on someone

have one's nose in a book British & World English

Be reading studiously or intently

it's no skin off my nose British & World English

Used to indicate that one is not offended or adversely affected by something

not see further than one's nose British & World English

Fail to consider different possibilities or to foresee the consequences of one’s actions

put someone's nose out of joint British & World English

Offend someone or hurt their pride

rub it in British & World English

Emphatically draw someone’s attention to an embarrassing fact or mistake

by a nose in nose British & World English

(Of a victory) by a very narrow margin

cut off one's nose to spite one's face British & World English

Disadvantage oneself through a wilful attempt to gain an advantage or assert oneself


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