- 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[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. He snarled savagely at her. See related entries: Anger Word Originverb late 16th cent.: extension of obsolete snar, of Germanic origin; related to German schnarren
BrE BrE//snɑːl//; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snarl
BrE BrE//snɑːl//; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrl//he / she / it snarls
BrE BrE//snɑːlz//; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrlz//past simple snarled
BrE BrE//snɑːld//; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrld//past participle snarled
BrE BrE//snɑːld//; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrld//-ing form snarling
BrE BrE//ˈsnɑːlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɑːrlɪŋ//Anger