snarl at (one)

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snarl at (one)

1. Literally, to growl at one in a vicious manner and with teeth bared. I knew not to approach the dog when it started snarling at me. The poor woman was so overcome by delirium that she actually snarled at the doctors and nurses.
2. To speak or respond to one in a particularly nasty or aggressive manner. She positively snarled at me when I suggested that she should take a break to focus on her kids. If you snarl at me like that again, I'm sending you straight to bed.
3. To utter something at one in a particularly nasty or aggressive manner. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "snarl" and "at." He snarled his answer at me, so I knew not to push him any further. I got so sick of the coach snarling orders at us, so I quit the team.
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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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He alleged he was butted after the huskies snarled at him and his pet at about 3.20pm on February 5.
And I remember the million hours she has rocked and consoled and bandaged and fed and cleaned and snarled at and sung for our children and the million hours we have wrestled ideas and locked limbs.
The prisoner alleged that the officer banged and kicked on his door, threw his food tray through the slot in the cell door, made aggravating remarks to him, growled and snarled at him, behaved in a racially prejudicial manner toward him, and jerked and pulled the him unnecessarily hard when escorting him from his cell.