French translation of 'nose'
1. [of person] nez m
to wipe one’s nose se moucher
just follow your nose (= go straight ahead) continuez tout droit; (= follow your instinct) suivez votre instinct
to be happening under sb’s nose se passer sous le nez de qn
to get up sb’s nose (Britain) taper sur les nerfs à qn
to keep one’s nose clean se tenir à carreau
to look down one’s nose at sb traiter qn de haut
to look down one’s nose at sth considérer qch avec mépris
to pay through the nose for sth payer qch la peau des fesses ⧫ payer un prix excessif pour qch
to poke one’s nose into sth, to stick one’s nose into sth fourrer son nez dans qch
Why did you have to stick your nose in? Il a fallu que tu te mêles de ce qui ne te regardait pas !
to turn one’s nose up at sth faire la fine bouche devant qch
to thumb one’s nose at sb faire un pied de nez à qn
[of plane] nez m
[of boat, car] avant m
nose to tail (mainly Britain) pare-chocs contre pare-chocs
3. (figurative) flair m
to have a nose for sth savoir flairer qch
Reporters need to have a good nose for a story. Les reporters doivent savoir flairer les scoops.
Phrasal verbsnose about, nose forward, nose out
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Example Sentences Including 'nose'
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If the company keeps its nose clean they should recover further.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
All that house dust can get right up your nose.The Sun (2016)
His image transformation has long given rise to rumours that he has had a nose job.The Sun (2016)
I'VE been having problems with my nose for the past few months.The Sun (2009)
We don't want people to listen to us with their noses in the air.The Sun (2012)
Maisie also reached out a timid hand to stroke the horse 's nose.Burning Bright (2007)
His perfect job was right under his nose all along.The Sun (2016)
That has been as plain to see as the nose on your face.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We had to really work hard then show a bit of quality at the end to get our noses in front.The Sun (2017)
She messed around trying to touch her nose with her tongue.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Dec said:'We are going to rub his nose in a little bit.The Sun (2017)
In fact it gets quite a good nose job with a very aggressive double grille.The Sun (2006)
The wolf will always follow its nose.The Sun (2014)
The world would be a happier place if these footballers stopped rubbing our noses in their obscene wealth.The Sun (2016)
We need to get our noses in front.The Sun (2008)
When quizzed he claimed her bruises were caused by a nose job.The Sun (2015)
This is another clear case of how easy it is to miss something right under your nose.Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness (1994)
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'nose' in Other Languages
British English: nose /nəʊz/ NOUN
Your nose is the part of your face which sticks out above your mouth. You use it for smelling and breathing.
She wiped her nose with a tissue.
- American English: nose
- Arabic: أَنْفٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: nariz
- Chinese: 鼻
- Croatian: nos
- Czech: nos
- Danish: næse
- Dutch: neus
- European Spanish: nariz
- Finnish: nenä
- French: nez
- German: Nase
- Greek: μύτη
- Italian: naso
- Japanese: 鼻
- Korean: 코
- Norwegian: nese
- Polish: nos
- European Portuguese: nariz
- Romanian: nas
- Russian: нос
- Spanish: nariz
- Swedish: näsa
- Thai: จมูก
- Turkish: burun
- Ukrainian: ніс
- Vietnamese: mũi
British English: nose VERB
If a vehicle noses in a certain direction or if you nose it there, you move it slowly and carefully in that direction.
He could not see the driver as the car nosed forward.
Translation of nose from the Collins English to French
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