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- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)l
snarl (plural snarls)
- A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty.
- The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.
- A growl, as of an angry or surly dog, or similar; grumbling sounds
- (entangled situation): imbroglio
knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle
act of snarling
- To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.
- To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to snarl a skein of thread.
- To embarrass; to insnare.
- To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.
- To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
To form raised work upon the outer surface of
To speak crossly
- snarl in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- snarl in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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