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snort

 (snôrt)
n.
1.
a. A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
b. A similar sound: the snort of a steam engine.
2. Slang
a. A drink of liquor, especially when swallowed in one gulp.
b. Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time.
c. The liquor or drug so taken.
v. snort·ed, snort·ing, snorts
v.intr.
1.
a. To breathe noisily and forcefully through the nostrils.
b. To make a sound resembling noisy exhalation: "The wind snorted across the Kansas plains" (Gail Sheehy).
2. To make an abrupt noise expressive of scorn, ridicule, or contempt.
3. To ingest a drug, such as cocaine or heroin, by sniffing.
v.tr.
1. To express by snorting: He snorted his disapproval.
2. To ingest by sniffing: snorted cocaine.

[From Middle English snorten, to snort, from fnorten, variant of fnoren; see snore.]

snort′er n.

snort

(snɔːt)
vb
1. (Physiology) (intr) to exhale forcibly through the nostrils, making a characteristic noise
2. (intr) (of a person) to express contempt or annoyance by such an exhalation
3. (tr) to utter in a contemptuous or annoyed manner
4. (Recreational Drugs) slang to inhale (a powdered drug) through the nostrils
n
5. a forcible exhalation of air through the nostrils, esp (of persons) as a noise of contempt or annoyance
6. (Recreational Drugs) slang an instance of snorting a drug
7. (Brewing) slang Also called: snorter a short drink, esp an alcoholic one
8. (Nautical Terms) slang the snorkel on a submarine
[C14 snorten; probably related to snoren to snore]
ˈsnorting n, adj
ˈsnortingly adv

snort

(snɔrt)

v.i.
1. to force the breath violently through the nostrils with a loud, harsh sound, as a horse.
2. (of persons) to express contempt, indignation, etc., by a snort.
3. to make sounds resembling snorts: The engine snorted.
4. Slang. to take a drug by inhaling.
v.t.
5. to utter with a snort.
6. to expel (air, sound, etc.) by or as if by snorting.
7. Slang. to take (a drug) by inhaling: to snort cocaine.
n.
8. the act or sound of snorting.
9. Slang. a quick drink of liquor; shot.
10. Slang.
a. an act or instance of taking a drug by inhalation.
b. the amount of drug inhaled.
[1325–75; Middle English (v.); probably akin to snore]

snort

  • chortle - Probably a blend of chuckle and snort, coined by Lewis Carroll.
  • frump - Also means a snort or a sneer or jeer.
  • snore, snort - Like snort, which originally meant "snore," snore is from a Germanic base imitative of the sound.
  • whoofle - To snort, gurgle, or snuffle.

snort


Past participle: snorted
Gerund: snorting

Imperative
snort
snort
Present
I snort
you snort
he/she/it snorts
we snort
you snort
they snort
Preterite
I snorted
you snorted
he/she/it snorted
we snorted
you snorted
they snorted
Present Continuous
I am snorting
you are snorting
he/she/it is snorting
we are snorting
you are snorting
they are snorting
Present Perfect
I have snorted
you have snorted
he/she/it has snorted
we have snorted
you have snorted
they have snorted
Past Continuous
I was snorting
you were snorting
he/she/it was snorting
we were snorting
you were snorting
they were snorting
Past Perfect
I had snorted
you had snorted
he/she/it had snorted
we had snorted
you had snorted
they had snorted
Future
I will snort
you will snort
he/she/it will snort
we will snort
you will snort
they will snort
Future Perfect
I will have snorted
you will have snorted
he/she/it will have snorted
we will have snorted
you will have snorted
they will have snorted
Future Continuous
I will be snorting
you will be snorting
he/she/it will be snorting
we will be snorting
you will be snorting
they will be snorting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snorting
you have been snorting
he/she/it has been snorting
we have been snorting
you have been snorting
they have been snorting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snorting
you will have been snorting
he/she/it will have been snorting
we will have been snorting
you will have been snorting
they will have been snorting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snorting
you had been snorting
he/she/it had been snorting
we had been snorting
you had been snorting
they had been snorting
Conditional
I would snort
you would snort
he/she/it would snort
we would snort
you would snort
they would snort
Past Conditional
I would have snorted
you would have snorted
he/she/it would have snorted
we would have snorted
you would have snorted
they would have snorted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snort - a disrespectful laughsnort - a disrespectful laugh    
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
2.snort - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contemptsnort - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
Verb1.snort - indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose; "she snorted her disapproval of the proposed bridegroom"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
2.snort - make a snorting sound by exhaling hard; "The critic snorted contemptuously"
breathe out, exhale, expire - expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight"
3.snort - inhale recreational drugs; "The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day"; "the kids were huffing glue"
breathe in, inhale, inspire - draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
4.snort - inhale through the nose
do drugs, drug - use recreational drugs

snort

noun
Slang. A small amount of liquor:
Informal: nip, slug.
Translations
نَخْريَنْخُرُ لِيُعَبِّرُ عن شُعورِهيَنْخُرُ، يَنْخُفُ
frkatfrknutísupět
fnysefnysenprusteprusten
felhorkanfelhorkanáshorkanprüszköl
fnæsahnusshnussa
prunkštelėtiprunkštiprunkštimas
iespurgtiesnosprauslātiessprauslāšanasprauslātspurdziens
fŕkaťodfukovanie
prhatipuhati
homurdanmakhomurtuhoruldamak

snort

[snɔːt]
A. N
1. [of horse, person] → resoplido m, bufido m
with a snort of ragecon un bufido (de enojo)
2. [of whisky etc] → trago m; [of cocaine etc] → esnife m
B. VI
1. [horse, person] → resoplar, bufar
he snorted with angerbufó enojado
he snorted with impatienceresopló impaciente
2. (Drugs) → esnifar
C. VT
1. (= say) → bufar
"no!" he snorted-¡no! -bufó él
2. (Drugs) [+ cocaine etc] → inhalar, esnifar

snort

[ˈsnɔːrt]
ngrognement m
vi
[person] → grogner
[horse] → renâcler; [pig] → grogner
vt [+ drugs] → sniffer

snort

nSchnauben nt no pl; (of person also)Prusten nt no pl; (of boar)Grunzen nt no pl; with a snort of ragewutschnaubend; he gave a snort of contempt/rageer schnaubte verächtlich/vor Wut; to give a snort of laughterlosprusten
vischnauben; (person also)prusten; (boar)grunzen
vt
(person)schnauben
drugssniffen (sl)

snort

[snɔːt]
1. nsbuffata, sbuffo
2. vi (horse, person) → sbuffare
to snort with laughter → soffocare dalle risate
3. vt (fam) (drugs) → sniffare

snort

(snoːt) verb
1. (usually of animals) to force air noisily through the nostrils, breathing either in or out. The horses snorted impatiently.
2. (of people) to make a similar noise, showing disapproval, anger, contempt, amusement etc. She snorted at the very suggestion that she was tired.
noun
an act of snorting. a snort of impatience; She gave a snort of laughter.

snort

v. aspirar a través de la mucosa nasal.

snort

vt (cocaine, etc.) inhalar, esnifar (Ang), aspirar (cocaína, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
Tell me, why this strong young colt, foaled in some peaceful valley of Vermont, far removed from all beasts of prey --why is it that upon the sunniest day, if you but shake a fresh buffalo robe behind him, so that he cannot even see it, but only smells its wild animal muskiness --why will he start, snort, and with bursting eyes paw the ground in phrensies of affright?
Haley's horse, which was a white one, and very fleet and spirited, appeared to enter into the spirit of the scene with great gusto; and having for his coursing ground a lawn of nearly half a mile in extent, gently sloping down on every side into indefinite woodland, he appeared to take infinite delight in seeing how near he could allow his pursuers to approach him, and then, when within a hand's breadth, whisk off with a start and a snort, like a mischievous beast as he was and career far down into some alley of the wood-lot.
The strangling hero sprang up with a relieving snort.
I'm obliged to you," said the farrier, with a snort of scorn.
I remember his breath hanging like smoke in his wake as he strode off, and the last sound I heard of him as he turned the big rock was a loud snort of indignation, as though his mind was still running upon Dr.
There he checked, for he heard the yell of the Pack hunting, heard the bellow of a hunted Sambhur, and the snort as the buck turned at bay.
Tommy Brock snored industriously, with rather a snort.
Whilst he was speaking the horses began to neigh and snort and plunge wildly, so that the driver had to hold them up.
The jealous little dog under the table would give a sniff and a snort, just loud enough to call my attention to the flight.
We shouted with all our might, in the hope of frightening the bird into letting go of its prey, but it merely gave a snort or puff, as if of rage and then let fall upon our heads a heavy sack which proved to be filled with sand
Please don't snort,' said a cold voice, from behind the back-hair.
The person on the sofa, who appeared to have a cold in his head, gave such a very loud snort that he startled me.