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Definition of "turn up one's nose" []

  • To make the gesture of raising one's nose, as a sign of scorn, contempt or disgust. (verb)
  • To regard with contempt or scorn, especially in conjunction with the gesture of raising one's nose; to treat with contempt or scorn; to ignore or disregard in a contemptuous or scornful way. (verb)
  • To refuse, especially with disgust, contempt or scorn, and especially in conjunction with the gesture of raising one's nose; to refuse with apparent disregard about offending the offerer. (verb)

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