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Definition of 'snarl'


  1. a vicious angry growl
  2. an angry vicious expression
  3. something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
       Synonyms: tangle maze


  1. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"
       Synonyms: snap
  2. make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise; "Bullets snarled past us"
  3. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
       Synonyms: entangle tangle mat
       Antonyms: disentangle unsnarl straighten out disentangle unsnarl straighten out
  4. make more complicated or confused through entanglements
       Synonyms: snarl up embrangle

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