nose in

nose in (to something)

[for a boat or other vehicle] to move or be moved into something or some place carefully, nose first. The captain nosed into the channel, and our journey had begun. He nosed in and we sailed on.
See also: nose

nose in

Also, nose into.
1. Advance cautiously, front end first, as in We nosed the boat into her berth, or The car nosed in very slowly. [Mid-1900s]
2. Pry, snoop, as in He was nosing into our finances again. [First half of 1900s] Also see nose about; poke one's nose into.
See also: nose
References in classic literature ?
said Sam reproachfully; 'what do you let him show his red nose in the Markis o' Granby at all, for?
And, though ye've got the crookedest nose in New York City, I misdoubt that all the fortune-tellers doing business could milk good luck from ye.
But he has a classic nose, and it WOULD be a comfort to have a nose in the family that could be depended on.
As soon as Jip awoke he ran upstairs and poked his nose in the air.
TURK Mehmet Ozyurek has the official longest nose in the world - it's 3.