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nosing

verb
present participle of nose

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1 to become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose
  • could nose the garbage from across the street

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2 to interest oneself in what is not one's concern
  • a neighbor who likes to nose around in everyone else's business

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3 to move slowly
  • the line to get tickets is just nosing, so we are going to be here for a while

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The first known use of nosing was in 1773

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“Nosing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nosing. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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