Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Snarl (Page: 1361)

Snarl (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snarled (?); p. pr. & vvb. n. Snarling.] [Etymol. uncertain.] To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.


Snarl (Page: 1361)

Snarl, v. t. [From Snare, v. t.]

1. To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to snarl a skein of thread. Her snarled hair." Spenser.

2. To embarrass; to insnare.

[The] question that they would have snarled him with. Latimer.

Snarl (Page: 1361)

Snarl, n. A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty.


Snarl (Page: 1361)

Snarl, v. i. [From Snar.]

1. To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds. An angry cur snarls while he feeds." Dryden & Lee.

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 (Page: 1361)

Snarl, n. The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.