snarl at

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.
See also: snarl
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The deep-trodden hoof-marks, made in the muddiest days of winter, gave him a shake now and then which suggested a rash but stimulating snarl at the father of lawyers, who, whether by means of his hoof or otherwise, had doubtless something to do with this state of the roads; and the abundance of foul land and neglected fences that met his eye, though they made no part of his brother Moss's farm, strongly contributed to his dissatisfaction with that unlucky agriculturist.
The only disadvantage of the plan that leaps to mind is the attrition rate of young men and young women who will snarl at the authoritarian stance of the Church Eternal as expressed in the requirement for a year of altar service, but those snarling youth are (a) the very youth for whom a more intimate look at Catholic life and practice would be a boon, and (b) the very youth who are not now volunteering for service on the altar.
An Olympic traffic officer accused Olympic boss Mitt Romney of using the F-word while chewing him out during a major traffic snarl at Snowbasin.