nose something out


nose something out
DETECT, find, discover, bring to light, track down, dig up, ferret out, root out, uncover, unearth, sniff out.
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ˌnose sthˈout derived
(informal) to discover information about sb/sth by searching for it

Reporters nosed out all the details of the affair.

Main entry:nosederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • breathe something out — ˌbreathe sthˈout derived to send air, smoke, etc. out of your lungs through your nose or mouth • Humans take in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Main entry: ↑breathederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • your nose is out of joint — (your) nose is out of joint to feel upset or annoyed because you think you have not been treated well. You have to make everybody happy and be sure no one s nose is out of joint if you want people to work long hours on something special. Usage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • nose — 1 noun 1 ON YOUR FACE (C) the part of your face that you smell with and breathe through: a broken nose | Marty punched him on the nose. | blow your nose (=clear it by blowing strongly into a piece of cloth or soft paper): Here, take this hanky… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nose out — verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling He can smell out trouble • Syn: ↑sniff out, ↑scent out, ↑smell out • Entailment: ↑smell • Verb Frames: S …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose — ► NOUN 1) the facial part projecting above the mouth, containing the nostrils and used in breathing and smelling. 2) the front end of an aircraft, car, or other vehicle. 3) the sense of smell. 4) an instinctive talent for detecting something. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • nose — [nōz] n. [ME < OE nosu, akin to Ger nase, orig. a dual, meaning “the two nostrils” < IE base * nas , nostril > Sans nāsā, the nose, lit., pair of nostrils, L nasus, nose & naris (pl. nares), nostril] 1. the part of the human face between …   English World dictionary

  • nose about — ˌnose a ˈround ˌnose a ˈbout british [intransitive/transitive] [he/she/it noses around present participle nosing around past tense nosed around …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose — nose1 W2S2 [nəuz US nouz] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your face)¦ 2 (right) under somebody s nose 3 stick/poke your nose into something 4 keep your nose out (of something) 5 turn your nose up (at something) 6 with your nose in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nose — nose1 [ nouz ] noun count *** 1. ) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils: Her nose is bleeding. Hold your nose (=press the two sides of it) and put your head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English