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SNORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does snort mean? 

SNORT (noun)
  The noun SNORT has 2 senses:

1. a disrespectful laugh
2. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

  Familiarity information: SNORT used as a noun is rare.


SNORT (verb)
  The verb SNORT has 4 senses:

1. indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose
2. make a snorting sound by exhaling hard
3. inhale recreational drugs
4. inhale through the nose

  Familiarity information: SNORT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SNORT (noun)


Sense 1snort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disrespectful laugh

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

snort; snigger; snicker

Hypernyms ("snort" is a kind of...):

laugh; laughter (the sound of laughing)


Sense 2snort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

boo; Bronx cheer; razz; razzing; hiss; hoot; snort; raspberry; bird

Hypernyms ("snort" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


SNORT (verb)


Sense 1snort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

she snorted her disapproval of the proposed bridegroom

Hypernyms (to "snort" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2snort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a snorting sound by exhaling hard

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

The critic snorted contemptuously

Hypernyms (to "snort" is one way to...):

breathe out; exhale; expire (expel air)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3snort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inhale recreational drugs

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

huff; snort

Context examples:

The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day / the kids were huffing glue

Hypernyms (to "snort" is one way to...):

breathe in; inhale; inspire (draw in (air))

"Snort" entails doing...:

do drugs; drug (use recreational drugs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4snort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inhale through the nose

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

take a hit; snort

Hypernyms (to "snort" is one way to...):

do drugs; drug (use recreational drugs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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