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growlverb [I]

 us   /ɡrɑʊl/
to make a ​low, ​roughsound, usually in ​anger: The ​dog growled at her. If ​yourstomach growls, it is making a ​low, ​continuousnoise because you are ​hungry.
growl
noun [C]  us   /ɡrɑʊl/
I ​heard a growl ​outsideourtent, and ​prayed that whatever was out there would go away.
(Definition of growl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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growlverb [I]

uk   us   /ɡraʊl/
to make a ​low, ​roughsound, usually in ​anger: The ​dog growled at her and ​snapped at her ​ankles. [+ speech] "Not now, I'm ​busy," he growled.
growl
noun [C] uk   us  
The ​dogeyed me ​suspiciously and gave a ​low growl.
(Definition of growl from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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