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Definition of growl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they growl
    he / she / it growls
    past simple growled
    -ing form growling
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  1. 1[intransitive] growl (at somebody/something) (of animals, especially dogs) to make a low sound in the throat, usually as a sign of anger The dog growled at them.
  2. 2[transitive] to say something in a low angry voice + speech (at somebody) “Who are you?” he growled at the stranger. growl something (at somebody) She growled a sarcastic reply.
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