English noun: gnarl
|1.||gnarl (shape) something twisted and tight and swollen|
|Samples||Their muscles stood out in knots.|
The old man's fists were two great gnarls.
His stomach was in knots.
|Broader (hypernym)||distorted shape, distortion|
English verb: gnarl
|1.||gnarl (contact) twist into a state of deformity|
|Samples||The wind has gnarled this old tree.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||bend, deform, flex, turn, twist|
|2.||gnarl (communication) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath|
|Samples||She grumbles when she feels overworked.|
|Synonyms||croak, grumble, murmur, mutter|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Broader (hypernym)||complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off|