verb (1)

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to speak sharply or irritably
  • she snarled at me after I kept badgering her with questions

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verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of snarl (Entry 2 of 3)

to twist together into a usually confused mass
  • you'll be awfully sorry if you snarl your fishing line

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Synonyms of snarl (Entry 3 of 3)

a crowded mass (as of cars) that impedes or blocks movement
  • to no avail, the city promotes carpooling to help ease the traffic snarls that always accompany rush hour

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The first known use of snarl was in the 14th century

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“Snarl.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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