Snarl v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snarled p. pr. & vvb. n. Snarling.] To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.
Snarl, v. t.
1. To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to snarl a skein of thread. “Her snarled hair.”
2. To embarrass; to insnare.
[The] question that they would have snarled him with. --Latimer.
Snarl, n. A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty.
Snarl, v. i.
1. To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds. “An angry cur snarls while he feeds.”
2. To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
It is malicious and unmanly to snarl at the little lapses of a pen, from which Virgil himself stands not exempted. --Dryden.
Snarl, n. The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.
n 1: a vicious angry growl
2: an angry vicious expression
3: something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government
regulations" [syn: tangle, maze]
v 1: utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerky
snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard
snarled at us" [syn: snap]
2: make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise;
"Bullets snarled past us"
3: twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child
entangled the cord" [syn: entangle, tangle, mat]
[ant: disentangle, disentangle]
4: make more complicated or confused through entanglements
[syn: snarl up, embrangle]