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  ( growls    plural & 3rd person present)   ( growling    present participle)   ( growled    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When a dog or other animal growls, it makes a low noise in its throat, usually because it is angry.  
The dog was biting, growling and wagging its tail.      V  
      Growl is also a noun., n-count  
The bear exposed its teeth in a muffled growl.     
2       verb   If someone growls something, they say something in a low, rough, and angry voice.  
WRITTEN   His fury was so great he could hardly speak. He growled some unintelligible words at Pete...      V n  
`I should have killed him,' Sharpe growled.      V with quote  
      Growl is also a noun., n-count  
...with an angry growl of contempt for her own weakness.     
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grow, grown, grower, growth

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