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bark

noun uk   /bɑːk/  us   /bɑːrk/

bark noun (TREE)

[U] the hard outer covering of a tree
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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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