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 for snarl
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snarl \Snarl\, v. t. [From Snare, v. t.]
     1. To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to
        snarl a skein of thread. "Her snarled hair." --Spenser.
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     2. To embarrass; to insnare.
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              [The] question that they would have snarled him
              with.                                 --Latimer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snarl \Snarl\, n.
     A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like,
     difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate
     complication; embarrassing difficulty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snarl \Snarl\, v. i. [From Snar.]
     1. To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter
        grumbling sounds. "An angry cur snarls while he feeds."
        --Dryden & Lee.
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     2. To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
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              It is malicious and unmanly to snarl at the little
              lapses of a pen, from which Virgil himself stands
              not exempted.                         --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snarl \Snarl\, n.
     The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression;
     an angry contention.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snarl \Snarl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snarled; p. pr. & vvb. n.
     Snarling.] [Etymol. uncertain.]
     To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal
     ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a vicious angry growl
      2: an angry vicious expression
      3: something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government
         regulations" [syn: tangle, snarl, maze]
      v 1: utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk
           snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled
           at us" [syn: snap, snarl]
      2: make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise; "Bullets
         snarled past us"
      3: twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child
         entangled the cord" [syn: entangle, tangle, mat,
         snarl] [ant: disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl]
      4: make more complicated or confused through entanglements [syn:
         snarl, snarl up, embrangle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  248 Moby Thesaurus words for "snarl":
     Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, allure,
     altercation, argument, ataxia, bait the hook, ball up, bark, bawl,
     belch, bellow, bicker, birdlime, blare, blat, blood feud, blubber,
     boom, brawl, bray, breathe, broil, burden, burr, buzz, cackle,
     can of worms, catch, catch out, caw, chant, chaos, chirp, chirr,
     clang, clangor, clank, clash, clutter, color, complex, complexity,
     complicate, complication, confound, confuse, contention,
     controversy, coo, cramp, craunch, cripple, croak, crow, crump,
     crunch, cumber, decoy, difficulty, dilemma, disarray, disorder,
     dispute, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, drawl, embarrass, embrangle,
     embroilment, encumber, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle,
     entanglement, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, enweb, exclaim,
     fetter, feud, fight, fix, fliting, flush, flute, foul up, fracas,
     frown, fuss, gasp, gin, glare, glower, gnarl, grimace, grind,
     groan, growl, grumble, grunt, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hiss,
     hobble, hook, hook in, howl, huddle, imbroglio, impede, implicate,
     intricacy, intricateness, inveigle, involve, jam, jangle, jar,
     jungle, keen, kink, knot, labyrinth, lame, lilt, lime, logomachy,
     look daggers, louse up, lower, lumber, lure, mantle, maze, meander,
     mesh, mess, mess up, mishmash, mix up, moan, morass, moue, mow,
     muck up, muddle, mumble, murmur, mutter, net, noose, open quarrel,
     pant, perplex, pickle, pipe, polemic, pout, predicament,
     press down, problem, quandary, quarrel, ramify, rasp, ravel,
     redden, rictus, roar, rumble, saddle with, scowl, scramble,
     scranch, scrape, scratch, scream, screech, screw up, scrunch,
     shackle, sharp words, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, skein,
     slanging match, snafu, snag, snake pit, snap, snare, snarl up,
     sniggle, snore, snort, sob, sough, spat, spit, spread the toils,
     squabble, squall, squawk, squeal, strife, swarm, tangle,
     tangled skein, thunder, tiff, tight spot, toil, topsy-turviness,
     trammel, trap, trip, trumpet, tussle, twang, twist, vendetta, wail,
     warble, web, webwork, weigh down, wheels within wheels, whine,
     whisper, whistle, wilderness, wind, words, wrangle, wry face,
     wry mouth, yap, yawp, yell, yelp

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