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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] showing disapproval
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he/she/itnoses around
present participlenosing around
past tensenosed around
past participlenosed around

or nose about British

  1. nose around/about something to try to find out information about someone or something

    A few kids were nosing around.

    I found two men nosing around the boat.

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