gnarl

  • 1 Gnarl — refers to:* Gnarl is a rock band based out of India. * the verb and noun gnarl, cf. * Gnarl (Alien Racers) * Gnarl is a character in the 2007 video game Overlord. * Gnarl! is a book by Rudy Rucker * Gnarl, in mathematics is the inverse function… …

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  • 2 Gnarl — Gnarl, n. [See {Gnar}, n.] a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Gnarl — Gnarl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gnarled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gnarling}.] [From older gnar, prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knarren, knurren. D. knorren, Sw. knorra, Dan. knurre.] To growl; to snarl. [1913 Webster] And wolves are gnarling who shall… …

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  • 4 gnarl — (v.) contort, twist, 1814, a back formation from GNARLED (Cf. gnarled). As a noun from 1824. Earlier the verb was used in a sense of to snarl (1590s) …

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  • 5 gnarl — gnarl1 [närl] n. [back form. < GNARLED] a knot on the trunk or branch of a tree vt. to make knotted or twisted; contort vi. to form gnarls gnarl2 [närl] vi. [freq. of echoic gnar] to snarl; growl …

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  • 6 gnarl|y — «NAHR lee», adjective. 1. gnarled; twisted. 2. Figurative: » Soundgarden [a rock group] pummels its way through a gnarly quasi hardcore bit of savagery called “Birth Ritual” (Rolling Stone). 3. Informal. difficult or problematic: »a gnarly… …

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  • 7 gnarl — I [[t]nɑrl[/t]] n. 1) bot a knotty protuberance on a tree; knot 2) to twist into a knotted or distorted form • Etymology: 1805–15 II gnarl [[t]nɑrl[/t]] v. i. to growl; snarl • Etymology: 1585–95; alter. of gnar …

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  • 8 gnarl — I. intransitive verb Etymology: probably frequentative of gnar Date: 1593 snarl, growl II. transitive verb Etymology: back formation from gnarled Date: 1814 to twist into a state of deformity III. noun …

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  • 9 gnarl — gnarl1 /nahrl/, n. 1. a knotty protuberance on a tree; knot. v.t. 2. to twist into a knotted or distorted form. [1805 15; back formation from GNARLED] Syn. 2. contort, distort. gnarl2 /nahrl/, v.i. to growl; snarl. [1585 95; var. of GNAR] * * * …

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  • 10 gnarl — 1. noun a) a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree. b) something resembling a knot in wood, such as in stone or limbs. 2. verb a) to knot or twist …

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  • 11 gnarl — Synonyms and related words: anamorphism, anamorphosis, asymmetry, bend, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boss, bow, bubble, buckle, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, button, cahot, chine, clump, coarsen, color, condyle, contort, contortion …

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  • 12 gnarl — n. knot, hard protuberance (especially on a tree) v. growl, snarl; bare fangs v. twist, bend; make twisted and knotty …

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  • 13 gnarl — [nα:l] noun a rough, knotty protuberance, especially on a tree. Origin C19: back form. from gnarled …

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  • 14 gnarl — I. v. n.; (also gnarr) Growl, snarl, murmur, grumble. II. n. Protuberance, knot, contortion, snag, gnarled lump …

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  • 15 gnarl — n 1. knot, protuberance, hump, bump, lump, bunch; gibbosity, swelling, excrescence, tumescence, protrusion; knob, knur, knar, knurl, nurl; nub, node, nodule, nodosity; boss, torus, bunion, button. v 2. twist, screw, twine, wrest, wring; contort,… …

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  • 16 gnarl — /nal / (say nahl) noun 1. a knotty protuberance on a tree; knot. –verb (t) 2. to twist. {backformation from gnarled} …

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  • 17 gnarl — I 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 • Syn: ↑knot • Derivationally related forms: ↑gnarly, ↑ …

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  • 18 gnarly — gnarl•y [[t]ˈnɑr li[/t]] adj. gnarl•i•er, gnarl•i•est gnarled • Etymology: 1820–30 …

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  • 19 Gnarled — Gnarl Gnarl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gnarled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gnarling}.] [From older gnar, prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knarren, knurren. D. knorren, Sw. knorra, Dan. knurre.] To growl; to snarl. [1913 Webster] And wolves are gnarling who… …

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  • 20 Gnarling — Gnarl Gnarl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gnarled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gnarling}.] [From older gnar, prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knarren, knurren. D. knorren, Sw. knorra, Dan. knurre.] To growl; to snarl. [1913 Webster] And wolves are gnarling who… …

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