1. [ verb ] utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
Synonyms: snap

"The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer" "The guard snarled at us"

Related terms: talk
2. [ verb ] make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise

"Bullets snarled past us"

Related terms: go
3. [ noun ] an angry vicious expression
Related terms: facial_expression snap
4. [ noun ] a vicious angry growl
Related terms: utterance
5. [ verb ] make more complicated or confused through entanglements
Synonyms: embrangle snarl_up
Related terms: complicate snafu complication
6. [ verb ] twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
Synonyms: tangle mat entangle

"The child entangled the cord"

Related terms: disentangle disentangle twist disfigure enmesh felt complication
7. [ noun ] something jumbled or confused
Synonyms: tangle maze complication

"a tangle of government regulations"

Related terms: perplexity
Similar spelling:   snarly