To speak so that one's voice has a low, guttural tone or quality. A noun or pronoun can be used between "growl" and "out." I bolted after the old man growled out a command to get out of his yard.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.