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Definition of snore verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snore

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//snɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɔːr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snore
BrE BrE//snɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɔːr//
 
he / she / it snores
BrE BrE//snɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɔːrz//
 
past simple snored
BrE BrE//ˈsnɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɔːrd//
 
past participle snored
BrE BrE//ˈsnɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɔːrd//
 
-ing form snoring
BrE BrE//ˈsnɔːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɔːrɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to breathe noisily through your nose and mouth while you are asleep I could hear Paul snoring in the next room. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘a snort, snorting’): probably imitative; compare with snort.Extra examples Grandma was snoring away in her bed. He began to snore contentedly. Lily began to snore loudly. She was asleep in a chair and snoring gently.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snore

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