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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

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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I was caught in the snarl near Sector 15 flyover and it took me more than two hours to travel three km to cross Hero Honda Chowk.
The traffic snarl has almost 'killed' us and wasted our time.
The HC had ordered DGSCL not to charge any toll from commuters after it observed that the concessionaire had failed to avert traffic snarls at the plaza and ensure smooth flow of traffic on the expressway.
Waterlogging at most major intersections of the Capital led to traffic snarls, piling on the woes for commuters during rush hour.
That's nearly six days a year in bumper-to-bumper freeway snarl.
But snarls on the expressway continued till late afternoon, hours after the protesters left.
One kid drops a sweat shirt and snarls at the prospect of having to run back for it.
Traffic snarls were reported though it was the weekend, leaving Delhiites to speculate how they would cope with the trials during rush hours on a weekday.
Gray Davis have pushed for remedies for the fourth busiest interchange in the state, with 536,000 cars a day and snarls of an hour or more.
This had a cascading effect, triggering huge snarls.
Snarls were the order of the day as Delhiites heading home from office got stuck in waterlogged streets following three hours of heavy rains in the afternoon.
The owner half-jokingly says that his dog is the best judge of people, and since the dog snarls at me, I must have some kind of problem.
A DAY after unprecedented waterlogging and traffic snarls brought Delhi to a halt, chief minister Sheila Dikshit was forced out of her chamber on Tuesday and hit the road to review the situation.
He wanted to create a simple reel that anyone could use without line snarls.
Cars stood bumper- to- bumper in snarls across the Capital as heavy rains lashed the city for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, water- logging arterial roads and knocking out traffic signals.