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verb     growl pronunciation in American English
/ɡraʊl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theygrowl
he/she/itgrowls
present participlegrowling
past tensegrowled
past participlegrowled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to say something in an unfriendly and angry way

    “I couldn’t care less,” Ben growled.

  2. 2
    [intransitive]Sound effect if an animal growls, it makes a frightening or unfriendly low noise

    The dog growled at me.

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  3. 3
    [intransitive]Sound effect if thunder or a machine growls, it makes a low unpleasant noise
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