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rip-snorting mad

Extremely angry and agitated; infuriated. My mom was rip-snorting mad when I came home drunk at 2 AM. You've got to learn to stay out of the boss's way when he gets rip-snorting mad like that.
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short snort

dated slang A small alcoholic beverage, especially one that is drunk very quickly. I ducked into the bar to have a short snort before the train left. I was planning on having just a short snort of my father's expensive whiskey, but I ended up having nearly half the bottle.
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snort at (someone or something)

To make an audible snorting noise a means of conveying one's wry displeasure, disgust, disdain, etc., about someone or something. My father snorted at the headlines about the mayor's new tax plan. The police officer just snorted at the handcuffed youth when he started whining how his rich father would have the charges dropped by lunchtime.
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snort at someone or something

to show one's displeasure with someone or something by snorting. The customer snorted at the waiter for his surliness. The customer snorted at the prices and walked out.
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n. a quick drink of whiskey from a bottle, flask, or jug. Jed offered the visitor a short-snort from a jar of shine.


1. tv. & in. to sniff (insufflate) a powdered drug, now usually cocaine. (Drugs.) Here, snort this.
2. n. a nasal dose of a drug, usually cocaine. I don’t want a snort. I’m clean, and I’m going to stay that way.
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Bro-Jorgensen noticed that when a female started to wander away from a male's territory, the male would look in the direction she was headed, prick his ears and snort loudly--the same snort the antelopes use when they notice a lion, leopard or other predator approaching.
Any idiot can snort a few lines of cocaine because it's as cheap as a couple of pints of lager and just as available these days.
Now, researchers report that the obstruction of air passages that makes a person snore heavily or snort while sleeping can sharply reduce blood flow to the brain, possibly boosting the risk of stroke.
They then gave each monkey an injection of 1 milligram cocaine per kilogram of body weight -- roughly comparable to the does received when an average-sized human snorts less than one-tenth of a gram of cocaine, Paule says.
The Courant also reported she was unsuccessful in her attempt to snort the cocaine in the police station.
But the "invisible" smear of oil or vaseline ruins the drug by making it clot and impossible to snort.