Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gnarl

1 sense of gnarl

Sense 1
knot, gnarl -- (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")
       => distorted shape, distortion -- (a shape resulting from distortion)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gnarl

2 senses of gnarl

Sense 1
gnarl -- (twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree")
       => flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")

Sense 2
murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl -- (make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked")
       => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

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