growl

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growl at someone or something

to snarl at someone or something. Don't growl at me like that. The dog growled at the cat.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Old Barley was growling and swearing when we repassed his door, with no appearance of having ceased or of meaning to cease.
That neither was struck by a bullet or an arrow seemed a miracle to both; but at last the tide had rolled completely past them, so that they were alone between the fighters and the city, except for the dying and the dead, and a score or so of growling banths, less well trained than their fellows, who prowled among the corpses seeking meat.
Quiet reigned, broken only by the growling of the devouring banths.
There were the banths, still growling about their hideous feast.
Raja tugged at his leash, growling and showing his long white fangs.
The heavy limb bent beneath the weight of the two beasts as Sheeta crept cautiously out upon it and Tarzan backed slowly away, growling.
said the ape-man, and started back in the direction from which they could hear the snarling and growling of the feasting pack.
Mugambi built a fire and cooked his portion of the kill; but Tarzan, Sheeta, and Akut tore theirs, raw, with their sharp teeth, growling among themselves when one ventured to encroach upon the share of another.
She came trotting toward our place of concealment, growling and baring her yellow fangs.
Tarzan watched until his rival passed out of sight, still beating upon the bars of his prison and growling out his anger and his threats.
In a whisper which was inaudible to the ears of the Negro, Tarzan whispered Taug's name, cautioning the ape to silence, and Taug's growling ceased.
Thaka and Numgo and Gunto, disturbed by the growlings of the two young bulls, looked up half apathetic, half interested.
She threatened with the stick, and the dog's growling became ferocious.
Having given in a hearty shake, he retired, growling, under a form; just escaping the pewter measure which Mr.
The dog jumped from right to left, and from left to right; snapping, growling, and barking; the man thrust and swore, and struck and blasphemed; and the struggle was reaching a most critical point for one or other; when, the door suddenly opening, the dog darted out: leaving Bill Sikes with the poker and the clasp-knife in his hands.