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yirr

[yir] /yɪr/
verb (used without object)
1.
to snarl or growl, as a dog does.
noun
2.
a growl or snarl, as of a dog.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; perhaps to be identified with Old English georran to make a harsh sound
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