|Origin:||From the sound|
He could hear the old man snoring.
—snore noun [countable]WORD FOCUS: breathe
I heard a snore and knew he'd fallen asleep.
to breathe in: inhale formal
to breathe out: exhale formal
to breathe noisily: sniff, snore (when sleeping)
to breathe with difficulty: gasp, pant, wheeze, be short of breath, be out of breath
to be unable to breathe: choke, suffocatebreathe
➔ See also breathe