"snarled" in the verb sense
1. snap, snarl
utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
"The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"
"The guard snarled at us"
make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise
"Bullets snarled past us"
3. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
"The child entangled the cord"
4. snarl, snarl up, embrangle
make more complicated or confused through entanglements
"snarled" in the adjective sense
1. knotty, snarled, snarly
tangled in knots or snarls
"a mass of knotted string"
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