nose


nose
I
n.

1) to blow; wipe one's nose

2) to pick one's nose

3) an aquiline, Roman; bulbous; pug, snub, turned-up nose

4) a bloody; running, runny nose (the child has a runny nose)

5) through the nose (to breathe through the nose)

6) a nose bleeds; runs

7) (misc.) to bury one's nose in a book ('to become absorbed in a book'); to count noses ('to count those present'); to cut off one's nose to spite one's face ('to harm one's own interests'); to lead smb. by the nose ('to order smb. around'); to pay through the nose ('to pay an exorbitant price'); to keep one's nose out of smb. else's business; to poke, stick one's nose into smb. else's business; to thumb one's nose at smb. ('to defy smb.'); to keep one's nose to the grindstone ('to work long and hard'); under smb.'s (very) nose ('in smb.'s plain sight'); to turn up one's nose at ('to sneer at'); on the nose(AE; colloq.) ('exactly'); a nose for scandal ('an ability to ferret out scandal'); by a nose ('by a small margin'); to follow one's nose ('to go straight forward'); to tweak ('pinch') smb.'s nose

II
v.

1) (colloq.) (D; intr.) to nose into (to nose into smb.'s affairs)

2) (P; tr.) she nosed the car into the street

* * *
[nəʊz]
Roman
bulbous
pug
runs
stick one's nose into smb. else's business
to keep one's nose out of smb. else's business
to poke
to tweak ('pinch') smb. 's nose
turned-up nose
wipe one's nose
wipe one's nose
a nose for scandal ('an ability to ferret out scandal')
by a nose ('by a small margin')
on the nose ('exactly'; AE; colloq.)
under smb. 's (very) nose ('in smb. 's plain sight')
to count noses ('to count those present')
to thumb one's nose at smb. ('to defy smb. ')
to follow one's nose ('to go straight forward')
to cut off one's nose to spite one's face ('to harm one's own interests')
to lead smb. by the nose ('to order smb. around')
to pay through the nose ('to pay an exorbitant price')
to turn up one's nose at ('to sneer at')
to keep one's nose to the grindstone ('to work long and hard')
runny nose (the child has a runny nose)
(P; tr.) she nosed the car into the street
a bloody
a nose bleeds
an aquiline
to blow
to pick one's nose
(misc.) to bury one's nose in a book ('to become absorbed in a book')
through the nose (to breathe through the nose)
(colloq.) (D: intr.) to nose into (to nose into smb. 's affairs)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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