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English definition of “nose sth out”

nose sth out

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with nose   /nəʊz/ us    /noʊz/
to discover something by searching carefully: He soon nosed out the details of the accident by chatting innocently to people and making some phone calls.Finding and discovering
(Definition of nose sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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