Date: 1300-1400
Origin: From the sound


snore [intransitive]
to breathe in a noisy way through your mouth and nose while you are asleep:
He could hear the old man snoring.
snore noun [countable]
I heard a snore and knew he'd fallen asleep.
WORD FOCUS: breathe WORD FOCUS: breathe
to breathe in: inhale formal

to breathe out: exhale formal

to breathe noisily: sniff, snore (when sleeping)
, sigh

to breathe with difficulty: gasp, pant, wheeze, be short of breath, be out of breath

to be unable to breathe: choke, suffocate

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