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English noun: snarl

1. snarl (communication) a vicious angry growl


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization

2. snarl (communication) an angry vicious expression


Broader (hypernym)facial expression, facial gesture

3. snarl (cognition) something jumbled or confused


SamplesA tangle of government regulations.


Synonymsmaze, tangle


Broader (hypernym)perplexity


English verb: snarl

1. snarl (communication) utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone


SamplesThe sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer.
The guard snarled at us.


ExamplesSam and Sue snarl, They snarl that there was a traffic accident


Synonymssnap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. snarl (communication) make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise


SamplesBullets snarled past us.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

3. snarl (contact) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass


SamplesThe child entangled the cord.


ExamplesThey snarl their hair


Synonymsentangle, mat, tangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distort, twine, twist


Narrower (hyponym)enmesh, ensnarl, felt, mesh


Antonymsunsnarl, disentangle, straighten out

4. snarl (change) make more complicated or confused through entanglements


Synonymsembrangle, snarl up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)complicate, perplex


Narrower (hyponym)snafu









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