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snarl at (someone, something, or an animal)

to growl at someone, something, or an animal angrily and threateningly. The dog snarled at everyone who passed by. Our dog used to sit in front of the washing machine and snarl at it.
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snarl someone or something up

to tangle someone or something; to mess something up. The wind snarled my hair up terribly. The wind snarled up my hair.
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snarl something out

to utter something by snarling or growling. Lefty snarled a naughty word out at the police. Walt the pickpocket snarled out a curse as the cop grabbed his coat collar.
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snarl up

1. To become tangled in or as if in a knot: This new fishing line keeps snarling up.
2. To tangle or knot something: The wind snarled up my hair. I snarled the kite up in a tree.
3. To involve someone or something in or as if in a tangle: Their lawyers snarled us up in litigation for years. Don't get me snarled up in your affairs. An accident snarled up traffic for hours.
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I was caught in the snarl near Sector 15 flyover and it took me more than two hours to travel three km to cross Hero Honda Chowk.
We are already suffering long queues of vehicles and unbearable traffic snarls before the traffic lock.
A continuous traffic snarl was reported from Ashram and Jasola during the peak hours both in the morning and in the evening.
Snarls were the order of the day as Delhiites heading home from office got stuck in waterlogged streets following three hours of heavy rains in the afternoon.
A DAY after unprecedented waterlogging and traffic snarls brought Delhi to a halt, chief minister Sheila Dikshit was forced out of her chamber on Tuesday and hit the road to review the situation.
Cars stood bumper- to- bumper in snarls across the Capital as heavy rains lashed the city for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, water- logging arterial roads and knocking out traffic signals.
A traffic police officer said the traffic snarls would start right from the border points.
VAN NUYS -- Car crashes, flat tires and traffic snarls can turn Winnie Rachal's bus commute to her West Los Angeles job into a stressful trip that often leaves her late for work.
Sometimes the connection between celebrant and source material is too esoteric to discern without a cheat sheet--live snarls help construct the paean to Strangers on a Train author Patricia Highsmith--but the results are compelling regardless.
Caninus is more of the same, a little slower and dirgier, but with Budgie and Basil (two pit bulls) filling out the "vocal" duties with snarls, barks and growls.
The pastoral progressiveness of Vermont gives way to the vibrant wildness of the Adirondacks, a region that snarls and resists the neat, suburban landscapes that surround it.
The pressure certainly starts getting to the soap stud in this week's Coronation Street as he snarls at the scheming temptress to keep her mouth shut -or he'll sort her out.
Before you answer, consider the upside--no traffic snarls, no tolls, and an opportunity to lord your fitness over your co-workers.
THE Gurgaon Police has asked the National Highway Authority of India ( NHAI) to widen the U- turn at Rajokri and speed up the construction of under pass at the Udyog Vihar flyover to ease traffic snarls during peak hours.
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Heavy rains lashed several parts of the national capital this evening leading to traffic snarls in many parts of the city.