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snarls

noun
plural of snarl

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(Entry 1 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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snarls

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of snarl

Synonyms & Antonyms of snarls (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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snarls

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of snarl

Synonyms & Antonyms of snarls (Entry 3 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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“Snarls.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/snarls. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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