Значение идиомы nose out

[nose out] {v.}, {informal} 1. To learn by effort ; uncover.

The principal nosed out the truthabout the stolen examination.

2. To defeat by a nose length; come ina little ahead of in a race or contest.

The horse we liked nosedout the second horse in a very close finish.

The Democraticcandidate nosed out his rival for Congress by a few hundred votes.

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