Translation of "nose" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /nəʊz/ us /noʊz/

A1 the part of your face that you breathe through and smell with

a man with a big nose
stick your nose into something

to show too much interest in a situation that does not involve you

meter las narices en algo
You shouldn’t go sticking your nose into other people’s business!
keep your nose out of something

to not become involved in other people’s activities or relationships

mantenerse al margen de algo
She can’t keep her nose out of other people’s business.
turn your nose up at something

to not accept something because it is not good enough

despreciar algo
He turned his nose up at my food.

(Translation of “nose” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /nəuz/

the part of the face by which people and animals smell and usually breathe

nariz, hocico
She held the flower to her nose
He punched the man on the nose.

the sense of smell

Police dogs have good noses and can follow criminals’ trails.

the part of anything which is like a nose in shape or position

the nose of an aeroplane.
-nosed suffix

con la nariz
a long-nosed dog.
nosy adjective ( nosey)

taking too much interest in other people and what they are doing

curioso, entrometido
She is a very nosy person.
nosily adverb

de forma curiosa
nosiness noun

nosebag noun

food-bag for horses, hung over the head.

nosebleed noun

(medical) a flow of blood that comes from the nose

hemorragia nasal
Nosebleeds can be caused by irritation from dry or cold air.
nosedive noun

a dive or fall with the head or nose first

The aeroplane did a nosedive into the sea.
nose job noun

(informal) plastic surgery on the nose.

operación (de cirugía plástica)de nariz
follow one’s nose

to go straight forward.

seguir recto
lead by the nose

to make (a person) do whatever one wants

She led her husband by the nose.
nose out phrasal verb

to find (as if) by smelling

olfatear, husmear
The dog nosed out the bone.
pay through the nose

to pay a lot, or too much

pagar un dineral
You have to pay through the nose for a good plumber these days.
turn up one’s nose at

to treat with contempt

hacer ascos a
He turned up his nose at the school dinner.
under (a person’s) (very) nose

right in front of (a person)

ante las propias narices de alguien
The book was right under my very nose
He stole the money from under my very nose.

(Translation of “nose” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)