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growl at someone or something

to snarl at someone or something. Don't growl at me like that. The dog growled at the cat.
See also: growl

growl something out

to say something with a sound like growling or snarling. Jane growled a few words out. She growled out a few words and the gates opened for us.
See also: growl, out
References in classic literature ?
It was impossible for the tawny cat to eat under that hail of missiles--he could but roar and growl and dodge and eventually he was driven away entirely from the carcass of Bara, the deer.
Swinging myself outward, I began the descent, and had come to within a few feet of the ground, being just opposite a narrow window, when I was startled by a savage growl almost in my ear, and then a great taloned paw darted from the aperture to seize me, and I saw the snarling face of a lion within the embrasure.
His face was partly averted, but his keen gray eyes never left those of Taug, and as he came, his growls increased in depth and volume.
Taug was eyeing the warrior and emitting low growls.
In his anger he had met the first advances of the express messengers with growls, and they had retaliated by teasing him.
However, being well filled, he contented himself with walking round the terror-stricken savage, emitting low, menacing growls the while he kept his flaming, baleful eyes riveted upon the black.
And while she can't bark out any orders, she can still growl with the best of them.
Dinesh Lalvani, CEO, Growl Media said, "The team had a lot of fun creating Dress Up Zee.
The letter read: "When my 21–month–old son puts his head near the chihuahua, he growls every time and has actually snapped once.
Under the deal, Growl Media has announced that Zee, one of their characters, is the new brand ambassador for the Samsung Galaxy Tab for kids.
If tiger growl playbacks are deployed continuously near fields they could prevent elephants from raiding fields, Thuppil says.
You can snort-wheeze and growl at the same time, which is a vocalization that our call designer Jason Nolz documented when listening to wild, mature deer.
Once the dog starts to respond, you eliminate the mesh bag and just use the growl.
But sadly, they're now being trained to growl and show aggression and if they're kept in a kennel outside, not interacting with humans and not being supervised around children, it's a recipe for disaster.
com) stretched all the way across a couple of big widescreen monitors listening to enigmatic rumbles, a mixture of the growl of that death star in Doom 1 with a hint of gurgling water plus randomly released steam--and thinking up what other visual and aural effects they could incorporate.