|1.||[ verb ] make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath|
|Synonyms:||mutter grumble croak murmur|
"she grumbles when she feels overworked"
|Related terms:||complain grumble|
|2.||[ verb ] twist into a state of deformity|
"The wind has gnarled this old tree"
|Related terms:||bend knot|
|3.||[ noun ] something twisted and tight and swollen|
"their muscles stood out in knots" "the old man's fists were two great gnarls" "his stomach was in knots"