Meaning of BARK in English

BARK

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a dog barks (= makes short loud sounds )

The dog barks every time someone comes to the door.

bark a command (= shout one rather rudely )

She just stands there barking commands while everyone works.

barking mad

barking mad (= completely crazy )

It’s enough to send you barking mad .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

shin

Each time the driver braked or accelerated violently she was thrown off balance, barking her shins on various pieces of luggage.

He jumped in, barking his shin on the car door.

tree

In retrospect it now seems that both camps were barking up the wrong tree .

However, those who advocate a federal takeover of workers' compensation are barking up the wrong tree .

People who feel sorry for my old bridesmaid and travelling companion are barking up the wrong tree .

They have maybe barked up the wrong tree .

Could he once again be barking up the wrong tree ?

Can't help thinking that they are on the right track and it's we who are barking up the wrong tree .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I knocked on the door; the knocks barked sharply over stone floors.

Meanwhile our lord and master would sit and drink one cup of tea after another, barking orders from time to time.

One minute the coach was barking orders at kids kicking off down the field.

Rin Tin Tin barked in sync, but the cowboys kept talking long after their mouths were closed.

The symptoms are periodic spells of regression: They drop to all fours, bark , befoul their apartments.

They began to bark as she walked the few yards to his front door.

Was he about to bark out a reprimand? she wondered.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the bark of the guns

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Black too is a color, and the deep ridges of persimmon tree bark are an almost-black striated with dark gray.

Despite appearances, its bark is definitely worse than its bite.

Flat nostrils opened in the bark of its face.

Guilt, cosmic guilt, stains the knobbly bark .

The bark beetle in this tree does not kill them, unless they are going to die anyway.

The slow, languid monologue was followed by yips, then by barks, and more howls.

Their inner bark was used to cure frostbite.

Wood and bark Wood and bark are essential constituents of a vast number of instruments.

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