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Definition of snarl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    snarl

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//snɑrl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snarl
     
    he / she / it snarls
     
    past simple snarled
     
    -ing form snarling
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] snarl (at somebody/something) (of dogs, etc.) to show the teeth and make a deep angry noise in the throat The dog snarled at us.
  2. 2[transitive] to speak in an angry or bad-tempered way + speech (at somebody) “Get out of here!” he snarled. snarl something (at somebody) She snarled abuse at anyone who happened to walk past.
  3. Phrasal Verbssnarl up
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: snarl

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