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snort

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verb \ˈsnȯrt\

Simple Definition of snort

  • : 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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to force air violently through the nose with a rough harsh soundb :  to express scorn, anger, indignation, or surprise by a snort

  3. 2 :  to emit explosive sounds resembling snorts

  4. 3 :  to take in a drug by inhalation

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to utter with or express by a snort

  7. 2 :  to expel or emit with or as if with snorts

  8. 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


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snort

noun

Simple Definition of snort

  • : 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. 1 :  a drink of usually straight liquor taken in one draft

  2. 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>



1786

First Known Use of snort

1786


Medical Dictionary

snort

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intransitive verb \ˈsnȯ(ə)rt\

Medical Definition of snort

  1. :  to take in a drug by inhalation

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to inhale (a narcotic drug in powdered form) through the nostrils <snort cocaine>





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