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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.
See also: snarl, up

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.
See also: out, snarl

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.
See also: snarl, up
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Of all the snarlingly ugly Mancunians he is by far the snarlingly ugliest.
The homology between masculine prowess and conventions of heroism is too deeply embedded for that; and in any case if some form of 'crisis of masculinity' can indeed be discerned, some of its cultural manifestations are at least as likely to wear a snarlingly retrogressive face as they are merrily to assimilate ideologies of `new' manhood.
He it was who snarlingly taunted David Beckham after his penalty miss,before inciting the free-for-all that engulfed the players' tunnel at half time.
Seems it's been stolen by renegade agent Sean Ambrose (a snarlingly bland Dougray Scott) and his non-specifically accented sidekick (Richard Roxbury) who appears to be striking a deal with a corrupt pharmaceutical tycoon (Brendan Gleason) over the deadly Chimera and its antidote.