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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.
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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.
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stand judgement you After graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Kemp know took up his role as growly hard man Grant Mitchell in EastEnders, a part he played on and off for 16 years.
Naturally, growly voiced Dermot O'Plugger didn't bother to explain why unjaunty Jim was reciting this carefully prepared, precisely worded script.
As for Boris, some of his growly 1980s porno outbursts were as hilarious as they were unsettling.
From that character, he switched to the polar opposite as Verdi's Falstaff, growly and sinister, and then moved on to the romantic, sweet style of Gershwin's Porgy singing to Victoria's sweet Bess.
Later, on the growly knee-slapper "One Fine Day," the band has the same sort of spirit and energy, with a rougher, wilder feel.
Taylor crams a lot into its 17 minutes, his command of piano-writing allowing a rich vocabulary of well-melded gestures to tumble into life (not least growly repeated notes in the bass register which worm the Liszt Sonata into the ears).
Old-school fans might not have got their growly bits, but with a back catalogue boasting the likes of Closure, Credence, Porcelain Heart and Hex Omega, death appears to have lost its sting.
Like Domingo, James Morris, the evening's Fiesco, sang very well in his somewhat growly, latter-day manner, and acted impressively.
Both EPs show off Dave's growly vocals and his aggressive guitar-driven twist on traditional blues.
The engine has a brusque, growly exhaust note and the turbo whirrs into life with a satisfying throaty rumble.
Usually a growly "Gerroff" did the trick, except for Mr X (the boss) who probably because he knew our jobs depended on his approval, tended to persevere.
Star of the show Audrey II was voiced by a fantastic and growly Andrew Craggs.
Anger,'' the formula remains the same: simple staccato riffs, growly bass, growly vocals and material that sidesteps the blues and r&b elements that made this quartet's hard-rock precursors vaguely palatable.
This was augmented by the sound track, a blend of wind and crickets amplified to a growly but soothing feedback.
And while he asserts, in his low, growly Southern twang, "I can get in my truck and go to Arcadia today and know what's growing in the fields," his friend Klauber says Griffin is a sophisticated connoisseur of fine wine and cuisine; and among Florida Winefest supporters, it's known that Griffin used to spend tens of thousands of dollars on wine each year at the auction.