Meaning of “snort” in the English Dictionary

"snort" in British English

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snortverb

uk /snɔːt/ us /snɔːrt/

[ I ] to make an explosive sound by forcing air quickly 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 with laughter (= laughing a lot and loudly).

[ T ] to take an illegal drug by breathing it in through the nose:

People were snorting cocaine in the toilets.

[ T ] to suddenly express strong feelings of anger, disapproval, or disagreement, either by speaking or in a sound that you make:

"And you call that a first-class service?" snorted one indignant customer.

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 explosive sound by forcing air quickly through the nose

To snort is also to express strong negative feelings, esp. by making a sound:

[ T ] She snorted her disapproval and walked away.
snort
noun [ C ] us /snɔrt/

The teacher’s explanation drew snorts of laughter from the students.

(Definition of “snort” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)