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nose

noun [C]  us   /noʊz/

nose noun [C] (BODY PART)

the part of the face above the mouth through which a person or animal breathes and smells: He fractured a wrist and broke his nose in a fall. I have a runny nose (= liquid coming out of the nose). She blew her nose (= breathed out through the nose to clear it).

nose noun [C] (FRONT)

the front of a vehicle, esp. an aircraft or spacecraft

nose

verb  us   /noʊz/

nose verb (SEARCH)

[I always + adv/prep] infml to look around or search in order to discover something, esp. something that other people do not want you to find: I don’t want you nosing around in my closet.

nose verb (MOVE FORWARD)

[always + adv/prep] to move forward slowly and carefully: [I] The car nosed out into traffic.
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