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Meaning of “snort” in the English Dictionary

"snort" in British English

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snortverb

uk   /snɔːt/  us   /snɔːrt/
[I] to make an ​explosivesound by ​forcingairquickly up or down the ​nose: He did an ​impression of a ​horse snorting. Camille snorts when she ​laughs.informal By this ​time I was snorting withlaughter (= ​laughing a lot and ​loudly). [T] to take an ​illegaldrug by ​breathing it in through the ​nose: People were snorting cocaine in the ​toilets. [T] to ​suddenlyexpressstrongfeelings of ​anger, ​disapproval, or ​disagreement, either by ​speaking or in a ​sound that you make: "And you ​call that a ​first-classservice?" snorted one ​indignantcustomer.

snortnoun [C]

uk   /snɔːt/  us   /snɔːrt/
(Definition of snort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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snortverb [I/T]

 us   /snɔrt/
to make an ​explosivesound by ​forcingairquickly through the ​nose To snort is also to ​expressstrongnegativefeelings, esp. by making a ​sound: [T] She snorted her ​disapproval and ​walked away.
snort
noun [C]  us   /snɔrt/
The teacher’s ​explanationdrew snorts of ​laughter from the ​students.
(Definition of snort from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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