Snarl

Definition of Snarl

v. t.1.To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.
[imp. & p. p. Snarled ; p. pr. & vvb. n. Snarling.]
1.To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to snarl a skein of thread.
2.To embarrass; to insnare.
[The] question that they would have snarled him with.
- Latimer.
n.1.A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty.
v. i.1.To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.
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.
n.1.The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.

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