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snarl



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.

snarl



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.

v.i.
to become tangled; get into a tangle.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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