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snarl

verb [I/T]  /snɑrl/ us  

snarl verb [I/T] (THREATEN)

(esp. of dogs) to make a fierce sound while showing the teeth, or (of people) to speak or say something in an angry and fierce way: [I] “What do you want?” he snarled.

snarl verb [I/T] (STOP MOVEMENT)

to make or become stuck, knotted, or blocked, and so unable to move easily: [T] The collision snarled traffic for 10 miles on the Interstate.

snarl

noun [C]  /snɑrl/ us  
an angry or fierce sound or way of speaking: The dog's snarl frightened me.
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