snarl
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈsnɑː(ɹ)l/
Verb

snarl (snarls, present participle snarling; past and past participle snarled)

  1. (transitive) To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots.
    to snarl a skein of thread
    • And from her back her garments she did tear, / And from her head oft rent her snarled hair […]
  2. (intransitive) To become entangled.
  3. (transitive) To place in an embarrassing situation; to ensnare; to make overly complicated.
    • [the] question that they would have snarled him with
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To be congested in traffic, or to make traffic congested.
  5. To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.
Translations
  • Spanish: enredar
Noun

snarl (plural snarls)

  1. A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle.
    Synonyms: entanglement
  2. An intricate complication; a problematic difficulty; a knotty or tangled situation.
  3. A slow-moving traffic jam.
Synonyms Translations Verb

snarl (snarls, present participle snarling; past and past participle snarled)

  1. (intransitive) To growl angrily by gnashing or baring the teeth; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.
  2. (transitive) To complain angrily; to utter growlingly.
  3. (intransitive) To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
    • It is malicious and unmanly to snarl at the little lapses of a pen, from which Virgil himself stands not exempted.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: ворча́ть
Noun

snarl (plural snarls)

  1. The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.
  2. A growl, for example that of an angry or surly dog, or similar; grumbling sounds.
  3. A squabble.
Translations


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