- 1[intransitive, transitive] to make a loud sound by breathing air out noisily through your nose, especially to show that you are angry or amused The horse snorted and tossed its head. snort with something to snort with laughter snort in something She snorted in disgust. + speech ‘You!’ he snorted contemptuously.
- 2[transitive] snort something to take drugs by breathing them in through the nose to snort cocaine Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb, also in the sense ‘snore’): probably imitative; compare with snore. The noun dates from the early 19th cent.Extra examples Calvin snorted in disbelief. He snorted in disgust. He snorted indignantly and walked away. He snorted with derision. Her friends snorted with laughter. She snorted at his suggestion. He snorted with laughter at the idea. When I answered no, she snorted derisively and walked away.
BrE BrE//snɔːt//; NAmE NAmE//snɔːrt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snort
BrE BrE//snɔːt//; NAmE NAmE//snɔːrt//he / she / it snorts
BrE BrE//snɔːts//; NAmE NAmE//snɔːrts//past simple snorted
BrE BrE//ˈsnɔːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɔːrtɪd//past participle snorted
BrE BrE//ˈsnɔːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɔːrtɪd//-ing form snorting
BrE BrE//ˈsnɔːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɔːrtɪŋ//