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snarl1

snarl1

 
pronunciation:
snarl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: snarled, snarling, snarls
definition 1: of a dog or other animal, to growl in a threatening or vicious way, esp. with bared teeth.
 
synonyms:
growl
similar words:
bark, menace, snap, threaten
definition 2: to speak sharply with anger or menace.
synonyms:
growl, lash out, snap
similar words:
bark
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter angrily or with a threatening growl.
She snarled her disagreement.
synonyms:
growl, snap
similar words:
bark
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an angry or vicious growl, as of a dog.
synonyms:
growl
definition 2: a hostile or menacing utterance.
synonyms:
growl
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derivation: snarlingly (adv.)
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