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nose out


      vb   tr, adv  
1    to discover by smelling  
2    to discover by cunning or persistence  
the reporter managed to nose out a few facts     
3    Informal   to beat by a narrow margin  
he was nosed out of first place by the champion     
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1    beak, bill, conk     (slang)   hooter     (slang)   neb     (archaic or dialect)   proboscis, schnozzle     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   snitch     (slang)   snout     (slang)  
2    detect, scent, search (for), smell, sniff  
3    ease forward, nudge, nuzzle, push, shove  
4    meddle, pry, snoop     (informal)  

nose dive     
dive, drop, plummet, plunge  

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