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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Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 24 (ANI): Overnight rainfall in Mumbai inundated several areas across the city including Sion, Matunga, Mahim, Andheri, Malad and Dahisar causing huge traffic snarls at major junctions on Wednesday.
CITING regular traffic snarls at the Sirhaul toll plaza on the Delhi- Gurgaon expressway, Gurgaon's district administration has directed the RTO to remove three toll booths for the safe passage of commuters.
The pressure certainly starts getting to the soap stud in this week's Coronation Street as he snarls at the scheming temptress to keep her mouth shut -or he'll sort her out.
This created traffic snarls at Rajokri flyover as it isn't spacious enough to cope with the extra traffic.
New Delhi and several other cities faced traffic snarls, as traffic signals tripped and caused major snarls at intersections.
On September 4, the court had barred DGSCL from collecting toll from motorists after it observed that the concessionaire had failed to avert traffic snarls at the plaza and ensure smooth flow of traffic on the expressway.
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.