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runny nose

This page is about the collocation runny nose

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

If you've got a runny nose, liquid mucus is running from your nose.

For example

  • She grabbed a tissue and wiped her runny nose.

  • I've got an allergy to pollen, so I get runny noses all the time in spring.

Note:
Runny noses can happen if you've got a cold, the flu, an allergy, etc., or when you're crying.

Quick Quiz

I had a runny nose, so I had to

a. blow my nose

b. smell my nose

c. chase my nose

Contributor: Matt Errey