Definition of nose around
- She caught him nosing around in her papers/office.
- The police nosed around the property for a while, but they didn't find anything.
: the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity
: the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle : snout, proboscis
: the sense of smell : olfaction
: to detect by or as if by smell : scent
: to push or move with the nose
: to move (something, such as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously
: in a circle or in circumference
: in, along, or through a circuit
: on all or various sides : in every or any direction
: on all sides of
: so as to encircle or enclose
: so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of
: being in existence, evidence, or circulation
Britannica English: Translation of nose around for Arabic speakers
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