snort


1snort

verb \ˈsnrt\

: to force air noisily through your nose

: to express dislike, disapproval, anger, or surprise by snorting

: to say (something) with a snort or while snorting

Full Definition of SNORT

intransitive verb
1
a :  to force air violently through the nose with a rough harsh sound
b :  to express scorn, anger, indignation, or surprise by a snort
2
:  to emit explosive sounds resembling snorts
3
:  to take in a drug by inhalation
transitive verb
1
:  to utter with or express by a snort
2
:  to expel or emit with or as if with snorts
3
:  to inhale (a drug) through the nose

Examples of SNORT

  1. The old dog snorted like a pig when it smelled food.
  2. She snorted at his suggestion that he could fix the sink himself.
  3. Yeah, you're a writer, and I'm the King of Spain! he snorted.

Origin of SNORT

Middle English snorten, fnorten; akin to Old English fnora sneezing
First Known Use: 14th century

2snort

noun

: an act or the sound of noisily forcing air through the nose : an act or the sound of snorting

: an amount of a drug taken into the body by inhaling it through the nose

Full Definition of SNORT

1
:  a drink of usually straight liquor taken in one draft
2
:  an act or sound of snorting

Examples of SNORT

  1. the snorts of a pig
  2. <made a snort of derision at the lame suggestion>

First Known Use of SNORT

1786

Related to SNORT

Synonyms
bird [chiefly British], boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, jeer, raspberry, razz, catcall
Antonyms
cheer

snort

intransitive verb \ˈsn(ə)rt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SNORT

: to take in a drug by inhalation
transitive verb
: to inhale (a narcotic drug in powdered form) through the nostrils <snort cocaine>

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