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Meaning of GNARL

Pronunciation:  nârl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something twisted and tight and swollen; "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots"
  2. [v]  complain quietly
  3. [v]  twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree"

GNARL is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: croak, grumble, knot, murmur, mutter
 See Also: bend, complain, deform, distorted shape, distortion, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off, turn, twist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gnarl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gnarled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gnarling}.] [From older gnar, prob. of imitative origin; cf.
    G. knarren, knurren. D. knorren, Sw. knorra, Dan. knurre.]
    To growl; to snarl.
          And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first.
  2. \Gnarl\, n. [See {Gnar}, n.]
    a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with
    twisted grain, on a tree.
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