[ UK /snˈɑːl/ ]
[ US /ˈsnɑɹɫ/ ]
  1. make more complicated or confused through entanglements
  2. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
    The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer
    The guard snarled at us
  3. make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise
    Bullets snarled past us
  4. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    The child entangled the cord
  1. something jumbled or confused
    a tangle of government regulations
  2. an angry vicious expression
  3. a vicious angry growl
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How To Use snarl In A Sentence

  • The shorter girl snarled her frustration and lunged after him with her jackknife, tearing a horizontal gash in his right pant leg.
  • And thus the Washington Post column on David's congressional testimony, where he is described "hunched" and said to have "barked," "growled" and "snarled" -- language you would use to describe an animal. Humanizing al Qaeda, Demonizing the Bush Team
  • No whimper, nor sound, nor sign of fear, came from Jerry — only choking growls of ferociousness, intermingled with snarls of anger, and a belligerent up-clawing of hind-legs. CHAPTER XVI
  • Although he had not howled once, his snarling and growling, combined with his thirst, had hoarsened his throat and dried the mucous membranes of his mouth so that he was incapable, except under the sheerest provocation, of further sound. CHAPTER XVI
  • The crew snarled like roused curs, and some made as if to stand, hands clasping the hilts of cutlasses and swords, daggers and stilettos.
  • With the line now unsnarled, I suggest we switch places - I'll pole for a while, Hiaasen can fish.
  • Next, something brushed past him, and he encountered it with a snarl and a splashing of his forepaws. CHAPTER XX
  • I discovered that in the 1720s he had ensnarled himself in administering a debt-ridden estate.
  • He unfurled the blanket insulation over the concertina wire and scrambled over the fence as a Doberman streaked toward him, snarling. THE KILL CLAUSE
  • But the Lion explained that the animals were holding a meeting, and he judged by their snarling and growling that they were in great trouble. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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