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1 snarl /ˈsnɑrəl/ noun
plural snarls
1 snarl
/ˈsnɑrəl/
noun
plural snarls
Learner's definition of SNARL
[count]
: a twisted knot of hairs, thread, etc. : tangle
: a situation in which you can no longer move or make progress
compare 4snarl
2 snarl /ˈsnɑrəl/ verb
snarls; snarled; snarling
2 snarl
/ˈsnɑrəl/
verb
snarls; snarled; snarling
Learner's definition of SNARL
: to become twisted together : to form a snarl or snarls
[no object]
sometimes used figuratively
[+ object]
sometimes used figuratively

snarl up

[phrasal verb]
snarl (something) up or snarl up (something) chiefly British
: to stop (something or someone) from moving or making progress see also snarl-up
compare 3snarl
3 snarl /ˈsnɑrəl/ verb
snarls; snarled; snarling
3 snarl
/ˈsnɑrəl/
verb
snarls; snarled; snarling
Learner's definition of SNARL
[no object] : to growl and show the teeth usually + at
: to say something in an angry or annoyed way
[+ object]
often + at
[no object]
compare 2snarl
4 snarl /ˈsnɑrəl/ noun
plural snarls
4 snarl
/ˈsnɑrəl/
noun
plural snarls
Learner's definition of SNARL
[count]
: an act of growling and showing the teeth usually singular
compare 1snarl
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