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, convex, crook, crookedness, crumple, detorsion, deviation, disproportion, distort, distortion, dowel, ear, flange, flap, flush, frown, gall, glare, glower, granulate, growl, grumble, handle, hill, hiss, horripilate, hump, hunch, imbalance, irregularity, jog, joggle, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lip, look daggers, loop, lopsidedness, lower, lump, mantle, mole, mountain, nevus, nub, nubbin, nubble, papilloma, peg, pimple, quirk, redden, rib, ridge, ring, rough, rough up, roughen, scowl, screw, shoulder, snap, snarl, spine, spit, spring, stud, style, tab, torsion, tortuosity, tubercle, tubercule, turn, turn awry, twist, unsymmetry, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, wart, welt, wrench, wrest, wring, writhe

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  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

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