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bark 1

noun

  • the bark of a dog
    woof, yap, yelp, bay;
    growl, snarl, howl
  • verb

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  • 1 the dog barked
    growl, snarl, howl, whine
  • 2 ‘Okay, outside!’ he barked
    say/speak brusquely, say/speak abruptly, say/speak angrily, snap, snarl, growl;
    North American informal holler
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    bark 2

    noun

  • the bark of a tree
    rind, skin, peel, sheath, covering, outer layer, coating, casing, crust;
    cork
    technical cortex, integument, bast
  • verb

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  • he barked his shin on a tree stump
    scrape, graze, scratch, abrade, scuff, rasp, skin, rub something raw;
    cut, lacerate, chafe, strip, flay, wound
    technical excoriate
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