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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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Translations of “bark”
in Korean 나무껍질, 개가 짖는 소리…
in Arabic لِحاء الشَّجَر, نُباح…
in French aboiement…
in Turkish ağaç kabuğu, havlama…
in Italian corteccia, latrato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樹, 樹皮…
in Russian кора, лай…
in Polish kora, szczekanie…
in Spanish ladrido…
in Portuguese casca (de árvore), latido…
in German das Bellen…
in Catalan escorça, lladruc…
in Japanese 木の皮, 樹皮, (犬の)ほえ声…
in Chinese (Simplified) 树, 树皮…
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