Pronunciation: (snärl),[key] —v.i. 1. to growl threateningly or viciously, esp. with a raised upper lip to bare the teeth, as a dog.
2. to speak in a surly or threatening manner suggestive of a dog's snarl.
—v.t. to say by snarling: to snarl a threat.
—n. 1. the act of snarling.
2. a snarling sound or utterance.
Pronunciation: (snärl),[key] —n. 1. a tangle, as of thread, hair, or wire.
2. a complicated or confused condition or matter: a traffic snarl. 3. a knot in wood.
—v.t. 1. to bring into a tangled condition, as thread or hair.
2. to render complicated or confused: The questions snarled him up. 3. to raise or emboss, as parts of a thin metal vessel, by hammering on a tool (snarl'ing i"ron) held against the inner surface of the vessel.