Gnarling



[nahrl] /nɑrl/

noun
1.
a knotty protuberance on a tree; knot.
verb (used with object)
2.
to twist into a knotted or distorted form.
[nahrl] /nɑrl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to growl; snarl.
/nɑːl/
noun
1.
any knotty protuberance or swelling on a tree
verb
2.
(transitive) to knot or cause to knot
/nɑːl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (obsolete) to growl or snarl
v.

“contort, twist,” 1814, a back-formation from gnarled. As a noun from 1824. Earlier the verb was used in a sense of “to snarl” (1590s).

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