snarl up

Definition of snarl up

chiefly British

  1. :  to stop (something or someone) from moving or making progress Traffic was snarled up because of the parade.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to become knotted and intertwined :  tangle

    :  to make excessively complicated

    :  to become snarled

  1. :  a tangle especially of hairs or thread :  knot

    :  a tangled situation

  1. :  to growl with a snapping, gnashing, or display of teeth

    :  to give vent to anger in surly language

    :  to utter or express with a snarl or by snarling

  1. :  a surly angry growl

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

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