Translation of nose in Spanish:
- 1 (Anatomy) (of person) to blow one's nosesonarse (la nariz)her nose was bleedingle salía sangre de la narizshe always has her nose in a book
le sangraba la narizsiempre está enfrascada en un libroas plain as the nose on your facemás claro que el aguanot to look/see beyond the end of one's nose
más claro échale or echarle aguano ver más allá de sus ( or mis etc) nariceson the nose [colloquial]my guess was right on the nosedi en el clavo [colloquial]we arrived at 2 o'clock on the nosellegamos a las 2 en punto or a las 2 clavadas(right) under somebody's nose [colloquial]it was right under my nose all the timelo tenía delante de las narices [colloquial]he stole it from under our very nosesse lo robó en nuestras propias narices [colloquial]to cut off one's nose to spite one's facetirar piedras al or contra el propio tejadoto follow one's nose(go straight on) seguir derecho or todo recto(act intuitively) dejarse guiar por la intuiciónto get a bloody nosethey thought it was a cinch, but they got a bloody nosecreían que era pan comido, pero les dieron tremenda paliza [colloquial]to get one's nose in front (esp British English) [colloquial]ponerse en la delanterato get up somebody's nose (British English) [colloquial]that's the sort of thing that gets right up my noseese es el tipo de cosa que me enferma or me revienta [colloquial]to keep one's nose clean [colloquial]no meterse en líos [colloquial]to keep one's nose out of somethingno meter las narices en algo [colloquial]no meterse en algojust keep your nose out of my affairsno te metas en mis asuntosno metas las narices en mis asuntos [colloquial]to keep one's nose to the grindstonetrabajar durodarle al callo (Spain) [colloquial]to lead somebody by the nosetener a alguien agarrado por las naricesto look down one's nose at somebody
manejar a alguien a su ( or mi etc) antojomirar a alguien por encima del hombrohe looked down his nose at the ideala idea le pareció tonta ( or ridícula etc)she looks down her nose at his workdesprecia su trabajoto pay through the nose [colloquial]pagar un ojo de la cara or un riñón [colloquial]we/I paid through the nose for itnos/me costó un ojo de la cara or un riñón [colloquial]to poke o stick one's nose in [colloquial]meter las narices en algo [colloquial]she's always poking o sticking her nose in where she's not wantedsiempre está metiendo las narices donde no la llaman [colloquial]to put somebody's nose out of joint [colloquial]hacer que alguien se moleste or se ofendato rub somebody's nose in something [colloquial]restregarle or refregarle algo a alguien por las narices [colloquial]to thumb one's nose at somebody/something [colloquial]burlarse de alguien/algoto turn one's nose up at something/somebody [colloquial]despreciar algo/a alguienI don't turn my nose up at anythingyo no le hago ascos a nadato win by a noseganar por un pelo or por los pelos(horse)with one's nose in the air
ganar por una narizmirando a todos por encima del hombroExample sentences
- As air is inhaled, the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth warm and humidify the air before it enters the lungs.
- Liquid leaks out of the blood vessels, making the mucous membranes lining the nose and throat to swell, and stimulating nearby gland to produce mucus.
- The nose and nostril openings also should be as symmetrical as possible.
- 2 2.1 (sense of smell)Example sentences2.2 (intuition) some people just have a nose for these things
algunos tienen olfato para estas cosasExample sentences
- A strange musk disguised the Knights' scent from the keen nose of the werewolf.
- The presence of the jungle was sensed through the nose.
- It was a strong smell; she did not need to use any ability other than her nose to sense it.
- He had a nose for poetic talent; indeed there was a current myth that Tambi only had to put his hands on a manuscript to know if the poems were any good or not.
- Yes, he's the heart and soul of the Pats' defense and a true playmaker who has incredible instincts and a nose for the ball.
- Ronay has a nose for talent and was an early champion of Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc.
- 3 (of wine)Example sentences
- This is another reason on why one should appreciate the nose of a wine.
- An exotic Lebanese assemblage of Sauvignon and muscat, this crisp, complex wine has a nose of light apricot and white flowers.
- It's a deep, dark wine with a great nose, prune and plum flavours with a hint of oak.
- 4 (of plane, car)(of boat) proa (feminine)the cars were nose to taillos coches iban pegados (el uno al otro)Example sentences
- Special art was applied to the nose and the aircraft received the name California Boomerang.
- Don't be afraid to use the rudder at the last second before touchdown to put the nose exactly in front of you.
- The nose undercarriage was sheared off and one blade of the propeller was bent back underneath the nose of the aircraft.
- 1 (rummage, pry) stop nosing into my affairsdeja de meter las narices en mis asuntos [colloquial]deja de entrometerte en mis cosasto nose around o about in somethinghusmear or fisgonear en algoExample sentences
- This will stop Mrs Jones, your next door neighbour, who works as a cleaner in your local GPs, nosing into your health records and telling Mrs Smith, your other neighbour, about them.
- I think I'll nose around a bit and see if there's any work for me.
- How Clean Is Your House gave us yet another opportunity to nose around other people's abodes.
- 2 (move slowly) (+ adverb complement) the truck nosed around the cornerel camión se asomó lentamente por la esquinato nose past/out/inpasar/salir/entrar lentamenteExample sentences
- With first gear engaged, and the second gearstick that controls the transfer box set to Low, the car noses down the sheer slope with amazing assurance.
- Technically speaking, it gives a warden free rein to issue a ticket as soon as the car noses into the bay.
- Every Sunday the long-bowed, canvas-canopied church boat nosed from dock to dock gathering the faithful.
- the dog nosed the door openel perro abrió la puerta con el hocicoto nose one's wayavanzar con precauciónExample sentences
- There is even a shot of a suitably feral-looking dog nosing through ripped bin bags tossed onto the streets.
- There's his amusing shot of the neighbourhood barber at work as the neighbourhood goat noses about.
- Half a mile to the north, a scattered herd of fallow deer nosed at the snow-covered roots of wide-spaced, scraggly trees sprouting from the rubble of an ancient landslide.
- 1 (narrowly defeat) (esp American English)
escamotearle la victoria a2 (discover)
(truth/secret)journalists managed to nose him out at his holiday retreat
los periodistas lograron descubrirlo or dar con él en su refugio de vacaciones
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