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gnarl

noun

1 gnarl

Something twisted and tight and swollen:
— The old man's fists were two great gnarls.

synonym: knot.

Roget 59a: complexity; complexness etc. adj.; complexus; complication, implication; intricacy, intrication; perplexity; network, labyrinth; wilderness, jungle; ... show more

Dutch: bluts
Polish: knot, w., węzeł



verb

1 gnarl

Twist into a state of deformity.

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

2 gnarl

Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath.

synonyms: croak, grumble, murmur, mutter.

Roget 909: threat, threaten; menace; snarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully.    defy etc. 715; intimidate ... show more

Dutch: morren, murmureren


Moby thesaurus: anamorphism, anamorphosis, asymmetry, bend, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boss, bow, bubble, buckle, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button ... show more.

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