nose - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/nəʊz/
present tense
I/you/we/theynose
he/she/itnoses
present participlenosing
past tensenosed
past participlenosed
  1. 2
    to move into a position where you are slightly in front of someone
    nose ahead/in front/into the lead:

    By half-time, Wales had nosed ahead, with the score at 16–14.