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snarl 1

 (snärl)
v. snarled, snarl·ing, snarls
v.intr.
1. To growl viciously while baring the teeth.
2. To speak angrily or threateningly.
v.tr.
To utter with anger or hostility: snarled a retort.
n.
1. A vicious growl.
2. A vicious, hostile utterance.

[Frequentative of obsolete snar, perhaps from Dutch or Low German snarren, to rattle, probably of imitative origin.]

snarl′er n.
snarl′ing·ly adv.
snarl′y adj.

snarl 2

 (snärl)
n.
1. A tangled mass, as of hair or yarn.
2. A confused, complicated, or tangled situation: a traffic snarl.
v. snarled, snarl·ing, snarls
v.intr.
To become tangled or confused.
v.tr.
1. To tangle or knot (hair, for example).
2. To confuse or complicate: Snow snarled the morning commute.

[Middle English snarle, trap, probably diminutive of snare; see snare1.]

snarl′er n.
snarl′y adj.

snarl

(snɑːl)
vb
1. (Zoology) (intr) (of an animal) to growl viciously, baring the teeth
2. to speak or express (something) viciously or angrily
n
3. a vicious growl, utterance, or facial expression
4. the act of snarling
[C16: of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German snarren, Middle Dutch snarren to drone]
ˈsnarling adj
ˈsnarlingly adv
ˈsnarly adj

snarl

(snɑːl)
n
1. a tangled mass of thread, hair, etc
2. a complicated or confused state or situation
3. (Forestry) a knot in wood
vb
4. (often foll by up) to be, become, or make tangled or complicated
5. (often foll by: up) to confuse mentally
6. (Art Terms) (tr) to flute or emboss (metal) by hammering on a tool held against the under surface
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish snarel noose, Old Norse snara snare1]
ˈsnarler n
ˈsnarly adj

snarl1

(snɑrl)

v.i.
1. to growl angrily or viciously, esp. with the teeth bared, as a dog.
2. to speak in a sharp, angry, or quarrelsome manner.
v.t.
3. to say by snarling: to snarl a threat.
n.
4. the act of snarling.
5. a snarling sound or utterance.
[1580–90; earlier snarle= obsolete snar to snarl (c. Middle Low German, Middle High German snarren) + -le]
snarl′er, n.
snarl′y, adj. snarl•i•er, snarl•i•est.

snarl2

(snɑrl)

n.
1. a tangle, as of thread or hair.
2. a complicated or confused condition or matter: a traffic snarl.
3. a knot in wood.
v.t.
4. to bring into a tangled condition, as thread or hair.
5. to render complicated or confused: The questions snarled him up.
v.i.
6. to become tangled or confused.
[1350–1400; Middle English snarle snare, perhaps = snare1 + -le]
snarl′y, adj. snarl•i•er, snarl•i•est.

snarl


Past participle: snarled
Gerund: snarling

Imperative
snarl
snarl
Present
I snarl
you snarl
he/she/it snarls
we snarl
you snarl
they snarl
Preterite
I snarled
you snarled
he/she/it snarled
we snarled
you snarled
they snarled
Present Continuous
I am snarling
you are snarling
he/she/it is snarling
we are snarling
you are snarling
they are snarling
Present Perfect
I have snarled
you have snarled
he/she/it has snarled
we have snarled
you have snarled
they have snarled
Past Continuous
I was snarling
you were snarling
he/she/it was snarling
we were snarling
you were snarling
they were snarling
Past Perfect
I had snarled
you had snarled
he/she/it had snarled
we had snarled
you had snarled
they had snarled
Future
I will snarl
you will snarl
he/she/it will snarl
we will snarl
you will snarl
they will snarl
Future Perfect
I will have snarled
you will have snarled
he/she/it will have snarled
we will have snarled
you will have snarled
they will have snarled
Future Continuous
I will be snarling
you will be snarling
he/she/it will be snarling
we will be snarling
you will be snarling
they will be snarling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snarling
you have been snarling
he/she/it has been snarling
we have been snarling
you have been snarling
they have been snarling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snarling
you will have been snarling
he/she/it will have been snarling
we will have been snarling
you will have been snarling
they will have been snarling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snarling
you had been snarling
he/she/it had been snarling
we had been snarling
you had been snarling
they had been snarling
Conditional
I would snarl
you would snarl
he/she/it would snarl
we would snarl
you would snarl
they would snarl
Past Conditional
I would have snarled
you would have snarled
he/she/it would have snarled
we would have snarled
you would have snarled
they would have snarled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snarl - a vicious angry growlsnarl - a vicious angry growl    
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
2.snarl - an angry vicious expression
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
3.snarl - something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
Verb1.snarl - utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
2.snarl - make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise; "Bullets snarled past us"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.snarl - twist together or entwine into a confusing masssnarl - twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
felt - mat together and make felt-like; "felt the wool"
enmesh, ensnarl, mesh - entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
unsnarl, disentangle, straighten out - extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?"
4.snarl - make more complicated or confused through entanglements
complicate, perplex - make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"
snafu - cause to be in a state of complete confusion

snarl

1
verb
1. growl, show your teeth (of an animal) The dogs snarled at the intruders.
2. snap, bark, lash out, speak angrily, jump down someone's throat, speak roughly `Call that a good performance?' he snarled.

snarl

2
noun tangle, mass, twist, web, knot, jungle, mat, coil, mesh, ravel, entanglement a snarl of logs and branches
snarl something up tangle, complicate, muddle, embroil, entangle, entwine, ravel, enmesh The row snarled up the work of the commission. The group had succeeded in snarling up rush-hour traffic throughout the country.

snarl 1

verb
To speak abruptly and sharply:
Idioms: bite someone's head off, snap someone's head off.

snarl 2

noun
Something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex:
verb
1. To twist together so that separation is difficult:
2. To make complex, intricate, or perplexing:
3. To put into total disorder:
Slang: snafu.
Translations
زَمْجَرَهيُزَمْجِرُيَهرُّ، يُزَمْجِرُ
vrčetvrčení
knurreknurrensnerre
muristasotkeaärähtääärinääristä
režati
rávicsorogvicsorgásvicsorog
urrurra og sÿna tennurnar
歯をむきだしてうなる
으르렁거리다
atņirgt zobusņurdēšanarūkšanarūkt
odburkiwaćodwarkiwaćwarczećwarknąćzaplątywać się
renčanjerenčati
morra
ขู่คำราม
hırlamakhırlama
gầm gừ

snarl

1 [snɑːl]
A. N (= noise) → gruñido m
he said with a snarldijo gruñendo
B. VI [dog, lion] → gruñir
to snarl at sb [person, dog] → gruñir a algn
C. VTgruñir, decir gruñendo
"no!" he snarled-¡no! -gruñó él

snarl

2 [snɑːl]
A. N
1. (in wool etc) → maraña f, enredo m
2. (in traffic) → atasco m, embotellamiento m
B. VT (also snarl up) [+ wool] → enmarañar; [+ plans] → confundir, enredar; [+ traffic] → atascar
the traffic was all snarled uphabía un gran atasco, el tráfico estaba atascado
C. VI (also snarl up) → enmarañarse, enredarse

snarl

[ˈsnɑːrl]
vigronder
vt
to get snarled up [traffic] → se bloquer

snarl

1
nKnurren nt no pl; …, he said with a snarl…, sagte er knurrend
viknurren; to snarl at somebodyjdn anknurren

snarl

2
n (in wool) → Knoten m, → verhedderte Stelle
vt woolverheddern

snarl

1 [snɑːl]
1. nringhio
2. vi to snarl (at sb)ringhiare (a qn)

snarl

2 [snɑːl]
1. n (in wool) → garbuglio
2. vt to get snarled up (wool, plans) → ingarbugliarsi; (traffic) → intasarsi

snarl

(snaːl) verb
(of a dog etc) to growl angrily, showing the teeth. The dog snarled at the burglar.
noun
an angry sound of this kind.

snarl

يُزَمْجِرُ vrčet snerre knurren γρυλίζω gruñir murista grogner režati ringhiare 歯をむきだしてうなる 으르렁거리다 grauwen snerr warknąć rosnar рычать morra ขู่คำราม hırlamak gầm gừ 咆哮
References in classic literature ?
With a snarl of rage he turned and his long arms began to flay the air.
Then with a great coughing, sighing snarl the beast reared up, gave a convulsive leap forward toward its newly discovered enemies, and fell dead in a limp heap, just beyond the native over which it had been crouching before it delivered the death stroke, now never to fall.
The speaker sank into one of the big armchairs, and Admiral Dewey crouched beneath it; he did not snarl again, but he never took his eyes off Jurgis.
Softly, softly; don't thee snap and snarl, friend," said Phineas, as Tom winced and pushed his hand away.
Soon the big gray wolves came, and hung around, and you could hear them snarl, and snap at each other, but you couldn't see anything of them except their eyes, which shone in the dark like sparks and stars.
He had just made the acquaintance of a group of citizens when an invisible dog began to yelp and snarl and howl and make himself very comprehensively disagreeable, whereupon young Wilson said, much as one who is thinking aloud:
Aunt Sally she looked old and tired and let the children snarl and fuss at one another and didn't seem to notice it was going on, which wasn't her usual style; me and Tom had a plenty to think about without talking; Benny she looked like she hadn't had much sleep, and whenever she'd lift her head a little and steal a look towards her father you could see there was tears in her eyes; and as for the old man, his things stayed on his plate and got cold without him knowing they was there, I reckon, for he was thinking and thinking all the time, and never said a word and never et a bite.
Very soon you seemed to get used to me: I believe you felt the existence of sympathy between you and your grim and cross master, Jane; for it was astonishing to see how quickly a certain pleasant ease tranquillised your manner: snarl as I would, you showed no surprise, fear, annoyance, or displeasure at my moroseness; you watched me, and now and then smiled at me with a simple yet sagacious grace I cannot describe.
Snap scampered into the shrubbery, with a bloodthirsty snarl at starting.
and know this, that if I hear you snarl such words of him who is my father, you shall go further than your own hut, for I will put you away and drive you from my kraal.
It was a true feline screech, impossible to localize; but it was interrupted by a sob, a snarl, a fierce spitting, and a scuffling, coming unmistakably from a room on the floor beneath, in which, at that hour, the older girls assembled for study.
After a long time there came back the drawling, sleepy snarl of a full-fed tiger just wakened.