nose out

verb
nosed out; nosing out; noses out

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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“Nose out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosed%20out. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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