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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

v.
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.
See also: snarl, up
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FACE OFF Snarling beasts square up in territorial dispute
A tractor-trailer hauling lumber overturned Tuesday afternoon, snarling traffic at Interstate 5 and Belt Line Road for more than six hours.
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.
The six snarling animals had surrounded the terrified pet in a city suburb and Stephen said they seemed ready to turn on him when he stepped in.
His snarling at one international accord after another besmirches the United States and makes the world a more dangerous place.
1934, is an unforgettable Botero-esque send-up of a porcine bourgeois seen in the nude, while his unique Loup Table goes Meret Oppenheim's fur-lined teacup one better with its bland carpentry and snarling taxidermy.
5 million mines, as well as vast amounts of unexploded ordnance which is contaminating its countryside and snarling its infrastructure.
It could be a catcher (like Mickey Cochrane) prodding the pitcher and keeping everyone else up on their toes with a snarling line of chatter.
For example, "a young couple kissing' was assigned 5, "two dancers' was assigned 0 (for undefined or neutral emotional tone and involvement) and "two dogs snarling at each other' was assigned -3.
And leaping in the air while snarling at an opponent like a demented rottweiler is a new yoga position used to promote inner calm?
The snarling Pearces are caught on film waving a hammer, ripping down a fence and spitting out abuse.
The teeth are bared, the fur is flying and everyone's snarling.
She is especially good at bringing out emotion: fear, comfort, worry, grief--and of course the snarling Anthony.
GINA GERSHON drove us wild in Prey for Rock and Roll The uberdykon will be snarling on the small screen in April when IFC airs the six-part documentary currently known as the Untitled Gina Gershon Series.
NEWHALL - A pickup truck towing a large boat caught fire Friday morning on Interstate 5 in the Newhall Pass, closing two lanes and snarling heavier-than-usual traffic as motorists hit the highway for the holiday weekend, authorities said.