- 1[intransitive] bark (at somebody/something) when a dog barks, it makes a short loud sound The dog suddenly started barking at us.
- 2[transitive] to give orders, ask questions, etc. in a loud, unfriendly way bark out something She barked out an order. bark something (at somebody) He barked questions at her. + speech “Who are you?” he barked. Idioms
NAmE//bɑrk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bark
he / she / it barks
past simple barked
-ing form barking
to have the wrong idea about how to get or achieve something You're barking up the wrong tree if you think we'd lend you money again.
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