- 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[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.
NAmE//ɡraʊl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they growl
he / she / it growls
past simple growled
-ing form growling