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[n] 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"
[v] complain quietly
[v] twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree"


croak, grumble, knot, murmur, mutter

Misc. Definitions

\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. And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first. --Shak.
\Gnarl\, n. [See {Gnar}, n.] a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.

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