Snarl meaning

snärl
To growl viciously while baring the teeth.
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To snarl is to say something mean in a bad tempered way, or when an animal bares its teeth and growls.

When a dog bares his teeth and growls, this is an example of snarl.

When you make a mean face and a sarcastic remark, this is an example of snarl.

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To speak angrily or threateningly.
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To utter with anger or hostility.

Snarled a retort.

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A vicious growl.
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A vicious, hostile utterance.
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A tangled mass, as of hair or yarn.
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A confused, complicated, or tangled situation.

A traffic snarl.

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To become tangled or confused.
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To tangle or knot (hair, for example).
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To confuse or complicate.

Snow snarled the morning commute.

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To growl fiercely, baring the teeth, as a threatening dog does.
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To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
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To utter or give vent to with a snarl.

To snarl one's contempt.

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A fierce, harsh growl.
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A harsh utterance expressing anger, impatience, etc.
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To make (thread, hair, etc.) knotted or tangled.
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To make disordered or confused; complicate.

To snarl traffic.

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To ornament (metalwork) with a raised design, as by hammering.
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To become knotted or tangled.
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A knotted or tangled mass or tuft; tangle.

Hair full of snarls.

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A confused, disordered state or situation; complication; confusion.
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A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty.
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The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.
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A growl, as of an angry or surly dog, or similar; grumbling sounds.
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To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.
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To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots.

To snarl a skein of thread.

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To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.
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To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
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Origin of snarl

  • Frequentative of obsolete snar perhaps from Dutch or Low German snarren to rattle probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English snarle trap probably diminutive of snare snare1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English snarlen, frequentative of snare.

    From Wiktionary