gnarl


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gnarl 1

 (närl)
intr.v. gnarled, gnarl·ing, gnarls
To snarl; growl.

[ Frequentative of gnar.]

gnarl 2

 (närl)
n.
A protruding knot on a tree.
tr.v. gnarled, gnarl·ing, gnarls
To make knotted; twist.

[Back-formation from gnarled.]

gnarl

(nɑːl)
n
(Botany) any knotty protuberance or swelling on a tree
vb
(tr) to knot or cause to knot
[C19: back formation from gnarled, probably variant of knurled; see knurl]

gnarl

(nɑːl) or

gnar

vb
(intr) obsolete to growl or snarl
[C16: of imitative origin]

gnarl1

(nɑrl)
n.
1. a knotty protuberance on a tree; knot.
v.t.
2. to twist into a knotted or distorted form.
[1805–15]

gnarl2

(nɑrl)
v.i.
to growl; snarl.
[1585–95; alter. of gnar]

gnarl


Past participle: gnarled
Gerund: gnarling

Imperative
gnarl
gnarl
Present
I gnarl
you gnarl
he/she/it gnarls
we gnarl
you gnarl
they gnarl
Preterite
I gnarled
you gnarled
he/she/it gnarled
we gnarled
you gnarled
they gnarled
Present Continuous
I am gnarling
you are gnarling
he/she/it is gnarling
we are gnarling
you are gnarling
they are gnarling
Present Perfect
I have gnarled
you have gnarled
he/she/it has gnarled
we have gnarled
you have gnarled
they have gnarled
Past Continuous
I was gnarling
you were gnarling
he/she/it was gnarling
we were gnarling
you were gnarling
they were gnarling
Past Perfect
I had gnarled
you had gnarled
he/she/it had gnarled
we had gnarled
you had gnarled
they had gnarled
Future
I will gnarl
you will gnarl
he/she/it will gnarl
we will gnarl
you will gnarl
they will gnarl
Future Perfect
I will have gnarled
you will have gnarled
he/she/it will have gnarled
we will have gnarled
you will have gnarled
they will have gnarled
Future Continuous
I will be gnarling
you will be gnarling
he/she/it will be gnarling
we will be gnarling
you will be gnarling
they will be gnarling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gnarling
you have been gnarling
he/she/it has been gnarling
we have been gnarling
you have been gnarling
they have been gnarling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gnarling
you will have been gnarling
he/she/it will have been gnarling
we will have been gnarling
you will have been gnarling
they will have been gnarling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gnarling
you had been gnarling
he/she/it had been gnarling
we had been gnarling
you had been gnarling
they had been gnarling
Conditional
I would gnarl
you would gnarl
he/she/it would gnarl
we would gnarl
you would gnarl
they would gnarl
Past Conditional
I would have gnarled
you would have gnarled
he/she/it would have gnarled
we would have gnarled
you would have gnarled
they would have gnarled

gnarl


Past participle: gnarled
Gerund: gnarling

Imperative
gnarl
gnarl
Present
I gnarl
you gnarl
he/she/it gnarls
we gnarl
you gnarl
they gnarl
Preterite
I gnarled
you gnarled
he/she/it gnarled
we gnarled
you gnarled
they gnarled
Present Continuous
I am gnarling
you are gnarling
he/she/it is gnarling
we are gnarling
you are gnarling
they are gnarling
Present Perfect
I have gnarled
you have gnarled
he/she/it has gnarled
we have gnarled
you have gnarled
they have gnarled
Past Continuous
I was gnarling
you were gnarling
he/she/it was gnarling
we were gnarling
you were gnarling
they were gnarling
Past Perfect
I had gnarled
you had gnarled
he/she/it had gnarled
we had gnarled
you had gnarled
they had gnarled
Future
I will gnarl
you will gnarl
he/she/it will gnarl
we will gnarl
you will gnarl
they will gnarl
Future Perfect
I will have gnarled
you will have gnarled
he/she/it will have gnarled
we will have gnarled
you will have gnarled
they will have gnarled
Future Continuous
I will be gnarling
you will be gnarling
he/she/it will be gnarling
we will be gnarling
you will be gnarling
they will be gnarling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gnarling
you have been gnarling
he/she/it has been gnarling
we have been gnarling
you have been gnarling
they have been gnarling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gnarling
you will have been gnarling
he/she/it will have been gnarling
we will have been gnarling
you will have been gnarling
they will have been gnarling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gnarling
you had been gnarling
he/she/it had been gnarling
we had been gnarling
you had been gnarling
they had been gnarling
Conditional
I would gnarl
you would gnarl
he/she/it would gnarl
we would gnarl
you would gnarl
they would gnarl
Past Conditional
I would have gnarled
you would have gnarled
he/she/it would have gnarled
we would have gnarled
you would have gnarled
they would have gnarled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gnarl - something twisted and tight and swollengnarl - something twisted and tight and swollen; "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots"
distorted shape, distortion - a shape resulting from distortion
Verb1.gnarl - twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree"
twist, bend, deform, flex, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
2.gnarl - make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
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The old woman was a gnarled and leathery personage who could don, at will, an expression of great virtue.
On the trees are only a few gnarled apples that the pickers have rejected.
There were fifty frightful men with hairy bodies and gnarled and crooked legs.
Below them, as they mounted, they glimpsed great gnarled trunks and branches of ancient trees, and above them were similar great gnarled branches.
I thought my quest had brought me into a strange old haunted forest, and that I had thrown myself down to rest at the gnarled mossy root of a great oak-tree, while all about me was nought but fantastic shapes and capricious groups of gold-green bole and bough, wondrous alleys ending in mysterious coverts, and green lanes of exquisite turf that seemed to have been laid down in expectation of some milk-white queen or goddess passing that way.
With its huge ungainly limbs sprawling unsymmetrically, and its gnarled hands and fingers, it stood an aged, stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees.
His father was a spare old man, his hands gnarled after the work of a lifetime, silent and upright; in the evening he read the paper aloud, while his wife and daughter (now married to the captain of a fishing smack), unwilling to lose a moment, bent over their sewing.
Gnarled and crooked and with flexible hardness shall it then stand by the sea, a living lighthouse of unconquerable life.
The coachman, a hard-faced, gnarled little fellow, saluted Sir Henry Baskerville, and in a few minutes we were flying swiftly down the broad, white road.
He ate in the same open air; that is, his two only meals, -- breakfast and dinner: supper he never touched; nor reaped his beard; which darkly grew all gnarled, as unearthed roots of trees blown over, which still grow idly on at naked base, though perished in the upper verdure.
As I looked at the leaves and branches and gnarls, it came to me with distressing vividness that I had seen that same kind of tree many and countless times n my sleep.
Old and gnarled it may be, and yet you don't cut down the old fellow to make room for the flowerbeds, but lay out your beds so as to take advantage of the tree.