Definitions for: Gnarl


[n] something twisted and tight and swollen; "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots"
[v] complain quietly
[v] twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree"



Webster (1913) Definition: Gnarl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gnarled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Gnarling.] [From older gnar, prob. of imitative origin; cf.
G. knarren, knurren. D. knorren, Sw. knorra, Dan. knurre.]
To growl; to snarl.

And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first.
--Shak.


Gnarl, n. [See Gnar, n.]
a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with
twisted grain, on a tree.

Synonyms: croak, grumble, knot, murmur, mutter

See Also: bend, complain, deform, distorted shape, distortion, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off, turn, twist

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