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barknoun

uk   /bɑːk/  us   /bɑːrk/

barkverb

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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barkverb [I/T]

 us   /bɑrk/
to make the loud, short noise that a dog and some other animals make: [I] The dog barked all night.
A human who barks something shouts it suddenly and strongly: [T] The sergeant barked orders at his troops.

barknoun

 us   /bɑrk/
  • bark noun (TREE)

[U] the hard, outer covering of a tree
  • bark noun (DOG)

[C] the loud, short noise that a dog and some other animals make: The dog gave two loud barks.
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