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nose pronunciación
noun
1 the projecting organ above the mouth, with which one smells and breathes.
2 an animal's snout or muzzle.
3 the sense of smell He has a good nose .
4 a scent or aroma, especially a wine's bouquet.
5 the front or projecting part of anything, eg a motor vehicle.
6 the nose as a symbol of inquisitiveness or interference poke one's nose into something .
verb (nosed , nosing )
1 tr & intr to move carefully forward nosed the car out of the yard .
2 to detect something by smelling.
3 said of an animal: to sniff at something or nuzzle it.
4 intr (often nose about or around) to pry.
[Anglo-Saxon nosu ]
nosed adjective , in compounds having a nose of a specified type red-nosed .
noseless adjective .
nosing noun .
a nose for something a faculty for detecting or recognizing something He has a nose for a bargain .
by a nose by a narrow margin.
cut off one's nose to spite one's face to act from resentment in a way that can only cause injury to oneself.
get up someone's nose colloq to annoy them.
keep one's nose clean colloq to avoid doing anything that might get one into trouble.
look down or turn up one's nose at something or someone colloq to show disdain for it or them.
nose to tail said of cars: in a slow-moving queue with the front of one almost touching the rear of the one in front.
not see beyond or further than the end of one's nose not to see the long-term consequences of one's actions.
on the nose
1 said of bets made in horse-racing: to win only, ie not to come second, etc.
2 N Am exactly.
3 Aust colloq unsavoury; offensive.
pay through the nose colloq to pay an exorbitant price.
put someone's nose out of joint colloq to upset or affront them.
under one's nose or one's very nose in full view and very obviously in front of one; close at hand.
nose something out to discover it by prying; to track it down.


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