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snarl

verb \ ˈsnär(-ə)l \

Definition of snarl

transitive verb
1 :to cause to become knotted and intertwined :tangle
2 :to make excessively complicated
intransitive verb
:to become snarled

snarler

noun

Origin and Etymology of snarl

Middle English, to trap, entangle, probably frequentative of snaren to snare


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snarl

noun

Definition of snarl

1 :a tangle especially of hairs or thread :knot
2 :a tangled situation
  • traffic snarls

snarly

play \ˈsnär-lē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of snarl

Middle English snarle snare, noose, probably from snarlen, verb


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snarl

verb

Definition of snarl

intransitive verb
1 :to growl with a snapping, gnashing, or display of teeth
2 :to give vent to anger in surly language
transitive verb
:to utter or express with a snarl or by snarling

snarler

noun

Origin and Etymology of snarl

frequentative of obsolete English snar to growl; akin to Middle Low German snorren to drone, rattle


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snarl

noun

Definition of snarl

:a surly angry growl

snarly

play \ˈsnär-lē\ adjective

First Known Use of snarl

1613



SNARL Defined for Kids

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snarl

verb \ ˈsnärl \

Definition of snarl for Students

snarled; snarling
1 :to growl with a showing of teeth
  • The dog snarled at the stranger.
2 :to speak in an angry way

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snarl

noun

Definition of snarl for Students

:an angry growl

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snarl

noun

Definition of snarl for Students

1 :a tangle usually of hairs or thread :knot
  • She's combing out the snarls.
2 :a situation that makes movement difficult
  • a traffic snarl

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snarl

verb

Definition of snarl for Students

snarled; snarling
:to get or become tangled


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