(of animals) to force the breath violently through the nostrils with a loud, harsh sound: The spirited horse snorted and shied at the train.
(of persons) to express contempt, indignation, etc., by a similar sound.
Slang. to take a drug by inhaling.
to utter with a snort.
to expel (air, sound, etc.) by or as by snorting.
Slang. to take (a drug) by inhaling: to snort cocaine.
the act or sound of snorting.
Slang. a quick drink of liquor; shot.
an act or instance of taking a drug by inhalation.
the amount of drug inhaled.
- snort·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use snort in a sentence
Chronic snorers don’t usually realize when they sound like they’re sawing logs unless they do a big snort.Save nearly $60 on this sleep aid that guides your muscles to stop habitual snoring | Stack Commerce | November 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
This cuts how many snorts she’ll need to pull in drinking water or the moisture she uses to hose herself down.Engineers surprised by the power of an elephant’s trunk | Sid Perkins | June 23, 2021 | Science News For Students
Sylvia began snort-laughing so uncontrollably that the roll became lodged in her throat.
He contrasted his vices with those of other congressmen who drank or “snort coke or chase women.”
But when he tried to snort the cocaine off a business card, he blew the wrong way and knocked the powder off the card.
Even today, there are those who will snort at the suggestion of Wayne having been any kind of conscious artist.A New Biography Shows That ‘John Wayne’ Was His Own Best Creation | Christopher Bray | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In addition, risks for hepatitis C include sharing straws (or rolled dollar bills) to snort cocaine or receiving a tattoo.Don’t Blame Spider Bite for Felling Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman | Kent Sepkowitz | May 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We squatted in the long grass and buck-brush, listening, and a few seconds later heard a horse snort distinctly.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
"Then he neglects his duties, that's all," replied the old gentleman with an indignant snort.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
To the left of us a horse snorted nervously; we heard him trot with high, springy strides to the end of his rope, and snort again.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
"Why, you—" Mandleco gave a snort of anger and started forward, but Beardsley managed to forestall him.We're Friends, Now | Henry Hasse
After they had passed, a lull fell on the scene, which was soon broken by the grunt and snort of a rhinoceros.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
British Dictionary definitions for snort
(intr) to exhale forcibly through the nostrils, making a characteristic noise
(intr) (of a person) to express contempt or annoyance by such an exhalation
(tr) to utter in a contemptuous or annoyed manner
slang to inhale (a powdered drug) through the nostrils
a forcible exhalation of air through the nostrils, esp (of persons) as a noise of contempt or annoyance
slang an instance of snorting a drug
Also called: snorter slang a short drink, esp an alcoholic one
slang the snorkel on a submarine
- snorting, noun, adjective
- snortingly, adverb
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