"nosed" in the verb sense
1. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke
search or inquire in a meddlesome way
"This guy is always nosing around the office"
advance the forward part of with caution
"She nosed the car into the left lane"
3. scent, nose, wind
catch the scent of get wind of
"The dog nosed out the drugs"
push or move with the nose
5. nuzzle, nose
defeat by a narrow margin
"nosed" in the adjective sense
having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
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