Definition of Snarl up

1. Verb. Make more complicated or confused through entanglements.

Exact synonyms: Embrangle, Snarl
Generic synonyms: Complicate, Perplex
Specialized synonyms: Snafu
Derivative terms: Snarl



Definition of Snarl up

1. Verb. (transitive) to entangle ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become tangled; to become entangled ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To block (traffic); to cause (traffic) to be congested. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive of traffic) to become congested. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To pit into disarray; contort; confuse; muddle up ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snarl Up

snarked
snarker
snarkers
snarkier
snarkiest
snarkily
snarkiness
snarking
snarkish
snarkless
snarks
snarky
snarl
snarl-up
snarl-ups
snarl up (current term)
snarled
snarler
snarlers
snarleth
snarlier
snarliest
snarling
snarlingly
snarlings
snarls
snarly
snarred
snarring
snars

Literary usage of Snarl up

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Browning, Ring and Book, II. 23. Й. intrant. To be entangled or united confusedly. =Syn. 1. To entangle, intertwine, snarl (up). ..."

2. English Dialect Words of the Eighteenth Century as Shown in the "Universal by Nathan Bailey (1883)
"to snarl up, as hard-twisted Thread. To Bavel out, to run into Threads, as slight Cloth, not closely woven, does. Ravel Bread, a middle Sort of Bread. Kent. ..."

3. The Hop; Its Culture and Cure, Marketing and Manufacture: A Practical by Herbert Myrick (1899)
"... be richer and brighter, will arm out lower down, and the arms will be longer and not apt to snarl up. They will fill up in the middle with soft, white, ..."

4. Red Fox: The Story of His Adventurous Career in the Ringwaak Wilds and of by Charles George Douglas Roberts (1905)
"He was frank enough, however, in his declaration of war; for whenever the eagle went winging low over his rocky lookout, he would rise and snarl up at him ..."

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