Definitions for: Snarl

[n] something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
[n] a vicious angry growl
[n] an angry vicious expression
[v] make more complicated or confused through entanglements
[v] utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; `"No!," she snapped'; "The guard snarled at us"
[v] make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise; "Bullets snarled past us"
[v] twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"

Webster (1913) Definition: Snarl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snarled; p. pr. & vvb. n.
Snarling.] [Etymol. uncertain.]
To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal
ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner

Snarl, v. t. [From Snare, v. t.]
1. To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to
snarl a skein of thread. ``Her snarled hair.'' --Spenser.

2. To embarrass; to insnare.

[The] question that they would have snarled him
with. --Latimer.

Snarl, n.
A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like,
difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate
complication; embarrassing difficulty.

Snarl, v. i. [From Snar.]
1. To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter
grumbling sounds. ``An angry cur snarls while he feeds.''
--Dryden & Lee.

2. To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.

It is malicious and unmanly to snarl at the little
lapses of a pen, from which Virgil himself stands
not exempted. --Dryden.

Snarl, n.
The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression;
an angry contention.

Synonyms: embrangle, entangle, mat, maze, snap, snarl up, tangle, tangle

Antonyms: disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl

See Also: complicate, distort, enmesh, ensnarl, facial expression, facial gesture, felt, go, mesh, mouth, perplex, perplexity, snafu, sound, speak, talk, twine, twist, utter, utterance, verbalise, verbalize, vocalization

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