nose out

verb

Definition of nose out 

transitive verb

1 : to discover often by prying

2 : to defeat or surpass by a narrow margin

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Examples of nose out in a Sentence

independent investigators eventually nosed out proof of White House wrongdoing

First Known Use of nose out

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nose out was in 1795

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