snorting

snort

[snawrt]
verb (used without object)
1.
(of animals) to force the breath violently through the nostrils with a loud, harsh sound: The spirited horse snorted and shied at the train.
2.
(of persons) to express contempt, indignation, etc., by a similar sound.
3.
Slang. to take a drug by inhaling.
verb (used with object)
4.
to utter with a snort.
5.
to expel (air, sound, etc.) by or as by snorting.
6.
Slang. to take (a drug) by inhaling: to snort cocaine.
noun
7.
the act or sound of snorting.
8.
Slang. a quick drink of liquor; shot.
9.
Slang.
a.
an act or instance of taking a drug by inhalation.
b.
the amount of drug inhaled.
10.
British, snorkel.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English snorten (v.); probably akin to snore

snortingly, adverb
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snort (snɔːt)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to exhale forcibly through the nostrils, making a characteristic noise
2.  (intr) (of a person) to express contempt or annoyance by such an exhalation
3.  (tr) to utter in a contemptuous or annoyed manner
4.  slang to inhale (a powdered drug) through the nostrils
 
n
5.  a forcible exhalation of air through the nostrils, esp (of persons) as a noise of contempt or annoyance
6.  slang an instance of snorting a drug
7.  slang Also called: snorter a short drink, esp an alcoholic one
8.  slang the snorkel on a submarine
 
[C14 snorten; probably related to snoren to snore]
 
'snorting
 
n, —adj
 
'snortingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

snort
late 14c., "to snore," probably related to snore. Meaning "breathe through the nose with a harsh sound" first recorded 1530. Sense of "express contempt" is from 1818. Meaning "a drink of liquor" (especially whiskey) is from 1889. The verb meaning "to inhale cocaine" is first attested 1935.
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