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Definition of nose verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nose
    he / she / it noses
    past simple nosed
    -ing form nosing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move forward slowly and carefully + adv./prep. The plane nosed down through the thick clouds. nose your way + adv./prep. The taxi nosed its way back into the traffic.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of an animal) to search for something or push something with its nose Dogs nosed around in piles of refuse.
  3. Phrasal Verbsnose around (for something)nose somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nose