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English definition of “bark”

bark

noun uk   /bɑːk/ us    /bɑːrk/

bark noun (TREE)

[U] the hard outer covering of a tree

bark noun (DOG)

[C] the loud, rough noise that a dog and some other animals make

bark

verb uk   /bɑːk/ us    /bɑːrk/
B2 [I] (of a dog) to make a loud, rough noise: They heard a dog barking outside. C2 [T] to shout at someone in a forceful manner: The sergeant barked (out) a succession of orders to the new recruits.
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