snarl - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/snɑː(r)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theysnarl
he/she/itsnarls
present participlesnarling
past tensesnarled
past participlesnarled
  1. 1
    [intransitive]

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    if an animal such as a dog or a lion snarls, it makes an angry sound in its throat and shows its teeth
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to speak in an unpleasant angry way

    ‘Be quiet!’ he snarled at them.

  3. 3

    snarl

    or

    snarl up

    [transitive] to make something such as traffic unable to move
  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] [usually passive] to become caught or twisted in something, or to make something do this

derived word

snarl

 

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noun [countable]
singularsnarl
pluralsnarls

phrasal verbs