- 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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of an animal) to search for something or push something with its nose Dogs nosed around in piles of refuse. Phrasal Verbsnose around (for something)nose somethingout
NAmE//noʊz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nose
he / she / it noses
past simple nosed
-ing form nosing