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English noun: gnarl

1. gnarl (shape) something twisted and tight and swollen


SamplesTheir muscles stood out in knots.
The old man's fists were two great gnarls.
His stomach was in knots.


Synonymsknot


Broader (hypernym)distorted shape, distortion


English verb: gnarl

1. gnarl (contact) twist into a state of deformity


SamplesThe wind has gnarled this old tree.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bend, deform, flex, turn, twist

2. gnarl (communication) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath


SamplesShe grumbles when she feels overworked.


Synonymscroak, grumble, murmur, mutter


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


Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off









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