stick/poke one's nose in/into

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stick/poke one's nose in/into

: to get involved in or want information about (something that does not concern one)
  • He's always poking his nose into other people's business.

Word by Word Definitions

stick play
  1. : a woody piece or part of a tree or shrub: such as

  2. : a usually dry or dead severed shoot, twig, or slender branch

  3. : a cut or broken branch or piece of wood gathered for fuel or construction material

  1. : to hit or propel (something, such as a hockey puck) with a stick

  1. : to pierce with something pointed : stab

  2. : to kill by piercing

  3. : to push or thrust so as or as if to pierce

  1. : a thrust with a pointed instrument : stab

  2. : delay, stop

  3. : impediment

poke play
  1. : bag, sack

  2. : wallet

  3. : purse

  1. : prod, jab

  2. : to urge or stir by prodding or jabbing

  3. : to cause to prod : thrust

  1. : a quick thrust : jab

  2. : a blow with the fist : punch

  3. : a projecting brim on the front of a woman's bonnet

  1. : pokeweed

nose play
  1. : the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity

  2. : the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle : snout, proboscis

  3. : the sense of smell : olfaction

  1. : to detect by or as if by smell : scent

  2. : to push or move with the nose

  3. : to move (something, such as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously


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