nose in

Also, nose into.

1

Advance cautiously, front end first, as in We nosed the boat into her berth, or The car nosed in very slowly. [Mid-1900s]

2

Pry, snoop, as in He was nosing into our finances again. [First half of 1900s] Also see nose about; poke one's nose into.


Nearby words

  1. nose drops,
  2. nose ender,
  3. nose flute,
  4. nose glasses,
  5. nose guard,
  6. nose in a book, have one's,
  7. nose in the air, have one's,
  8. nose into,
  9. nose job,
  10. nose leaf

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