nose out

verb

Definition of nose out

transitive verb
1 : to discover often by prying
2 : to defeat or surpass by a narrow margin

Examples of nose out in a Sentence

  1. independent investigators eventually nosed out proof of White House wrongdoing

First Known Use of nose out

1795

nose out Synonyms

Synonyms
ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, find, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
Antonyms
miss, overlook, pass over
Related Words
espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seek
Near Antonyms
lose, mislay, misplace, misset


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