growl - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/ɡraʊl/
present tense
I/you/we/theygrowl
he/she/itgrowls
present participlegrowling
past tensegrowled
past participlegrowled
  1. 1
    [intransitive]

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    if an animal growls, it makes a frightening or unfriendly low noise

    The dog growled at me.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive]

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    if thunder or a machine growls, it makes a low unpleasant noise
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to say something in an unfriendly and angry way

    ‘I couldn’t care less,’ Ben growled.