snarl [sna:l US sna:rl] v
[Sense: 1-2; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: snar 'to snarl' (1500-1600), from the sound.]
[Sense: 3; Date: 1300-1400; Origin: snarl 'net for catching things' (14-19 centuries), from SNARE1]
if an animal snarls, it makes a low angry sound and shows its teeth
→↑growl snarl at
The dog growled and snarled at me.
2.) [I and T]
to speak or say something in a nasty, angry way
'Shut up,' he snarled.
3.) [T usually passive] [i]also snarl up BrE
to prevent traffic from moving
Traffic snarled up on both sides of the road.
>snarl n
an angry snarl

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