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Meaning of SNARL

Pronunciation:  snârl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
  2. [n]  a vicious angry growl
  3. [n]  an angry vicious expression
  4. [v]  make more complicated or confused through entanglements
  5. [v]  utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; `"No!," she snapped'; "The guard snarled at us"
  6. [v]  make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise; "Bullets snarled past us"
  7. [v]  twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"

SNARL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: embrangle, entangle, mat, maze, snap, snarl up, tangle, tangle
 Antonyms: disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl
 See Also: complicate, distort, enmesh, ensnarl, facial expression, facial gesture, felt, go, mesh, mouth, perplex, perplexity, snafu, sound, speak, talk, twine, twist, utter, utterance, verbalise, verbalize, vocalization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Snarl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snarled}; p. pr. & vvb. n.
    {Snarling}.] [Etymol. uncertain.]
    To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal
    ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner
  2. \Snarl\, v. t. [From {Snare}, v. t.]
    1. To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to
       snarl a skein of thread. ``Her snarled hair.'' --Spenser.
    2. To embarrass; to insnare.
             [The] question that they would have snarled him
             with.                                 --Latimer.
  3. \Snarl\, n.
    A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like,
    difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate
    complication; embarrassing difficulty.
  4. \Snarl\, v. i. [From {Snar}.]
    1. To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter
       grumbling sounds. ``An angry cur snarls while he feeds.''
       --Dryden & Lee.
    2. To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
             It is malicious and unmanly to snarl at the little
             lapses of a pen, from which Virgil himself stands
             not exempted.                         --Dryden.
  5. \Snarl\, n.
    The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression;
    an angry contention.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This regulatory value defines the maximum dose or concentration which, on the basis of current knowledge, is likely to be tolerated by an organism without producing any adverse effect.