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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.
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Commuters heading towards the Gurgaon- Sohna Road, Old City, Sector 37 industrial area and Manesar were the most affected in the snarl.
The traffic snarl has almost 'killed' us and wasted our time.
He's always recognizably "Friedlander," but that Friedlander is such a snarl of so many different things--laundry, peeing dog, potted plants, trees, and pebbles--that it is as endlessly demanding as it is rewarding.
Gurgaon is facing the brunt of traffic snarls after removal of the Sirhaul toll plaza at the Delhi- Gurgaon Expressway.
The downpour resulted in water-logging and traffic snarls in some areas.
He also said this is a major relief to many of motorists, who used to face traffic snarls when the bridge was closed.
And in the World Cinema section, while Ruthie Shatz and Adi Barash got up-close heartbreaking views of Arab and Palestinian hustlers in Garden, Bernardo Bertolucci drew snarls for dropping the boy-on boy action from The Dreamers that was originally in Gilbert Adair's book The Holy Innocents.
She laughs and snarls for the camera; she springs out of frame like a gnarly sprite and bounds back in like a pretty ape.
Any deed worth doing is worth dying for,'' snarls the bad guy.
The court expressed dismay over the " measures" taken by the concessionaire -- Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited ( DGSCL) -- to end traffic snarls and harassment of motorists at the toll plaza.
The Los Angeles - Orange County area leads the nation in freeway traffic snarls.
At the same time, he keeps the joke floating through the bravura hamming of Dafoe, who snarls and flashes his teeth like Rudolph Giuliani doing Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor.
Sharp showers wreak havoc on Capital's roads as waterlogging leads to major traffic snarls
Danny D'Angelis snarls he wouldn't pay a dime for Joseph Wambaugh's new book, ``Fire Lover,'' about former Glendale arson investigator turned serial arsonist John Leonard Orr.
Thank you for your honesty," snarls Larry (Ciaran Hinds) after his new bride, Anna (Natasha Richardson), comes clean about her yearlong affair with Dan (Rupert Graves), who's been married to Alice (Anna Friel) for three years.