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growlverb [I]

uk   /ɡraʊl/  us   /ɡraʊl/
growl
noun [C] uk   us  
The dog eyed me suspiciously and gave a low growl.
(Definition of growl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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growlverb [I]

 us   /ɡrɑʊl/
to make a low, rough sound, usually in anger: The dog growled at her.
If your stomach growls, it is making a low, continuous noise because you are hungry.
growl
noun [C]  us   /ɡrɑʊl/
I heard a growl outside our tent, and prayed that whatever was out there would go away.
(Definition of growl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “growl”
in Korean 으르렁거리다…
in Arabic يُزَمْجِر…
in Malaysian suara geram…
in French grogner…
in Russian рычать…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指因為憤怒)發出低沉的吼叫,咆哮…
in Italian ringhiare…
in Turkish hırlamak…
in Polish warczeć…
in Spanish gruñir, refunfuñar…
in Vietnamese càu nhàu, lẩm bẩm…
in Portuguese rosnar…
in Thai คำราม…
in German knurren…
in Catalan grunyir…
in Japanese (低く)うなる…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指因为愤怒)发出低沉的吼叫,咆哮…
in Indonesian menggeram…
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