Phrasal Verb 'nose'

We have 4 phrasal verb definition related to 'nose'.

Nose about

Meaning:

Look for something hidden or secret

Example:

The police are NOSING ABOUT to see if they can find anything against the gang.

Nose around

Meaning:

Look around for evidence

Example:

The boss keeps NOSING AROUND our office when we are out at lunch.

Nose out

Meaning:

Find out, discover- usually information, secrets, etc

Example:

He NOSED OUT their plans.

Nose out

Meaning:

Narrowly beat someone

Example:

The other candidate NOSED him OUT by a few votes.