Hay 3 definiciones de bark en inglés:

bark1

Silabificación: bark
Pronunciación: /bärk
 
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sustantivo

1The sharp explosive cry of certain animals, especially a dog, fox, or seal.
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  • As I tucked into this steaming Bunter-sized platter out on the darkening waters, I swear I heard the seals give a loud bark of disapproval.
  • In general, vocalizations are varied and include: trumpeting, whistles, twitters, honks, barks, grunts, quacks, croaks and growls.
  • As soon as the click of key-in-lock was heard Melanie's sharp barks followed.
Sinónimos
1.1A sound resembling a sharp explosive cry, typically one made by someone laughing or coughing: a short bark of laughter
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  • The Prince laughed, if the humorless barks of sound could really be called laughter.
  • A small bark of laughter sounded from her lips, and she turned to flash a small smile.
  • The guys all elicited little coughs to hide their barks of laughter especially after they saw the look on Chantal's face.

verbo

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1 [no object] (Of a dog or other animal) emit a bark: a dog barked at her
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  • The dog barked at the cat and made to steal the cat's food.
  • As I walked past, the dogs barked at me, and one lunged at me and bit me on the leg.
  • The dog barked at the girl, baring it's canines threateningly at her.
Sinónimos
1.1(Of a person) make a sound, such as a cough or a laugh, resembling a bark: she barked with laughter
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  • So we're staying at the Waldorf which is crammed with business people barking into mobile phones.
  • The two hours sat listening to an orchestra of mobile phones, into which people barked: ‘I'm stuck on the train’ were enlightening.
  • There have been a few people barking about the trees that were chopped down in Jordan's Castle.
2 [with object] Utter (a command or question) abruptly or aggressively: he began barking out his orders [with direct speech]: “Nobody is allowed up here,” he barked [no object]: he was barking at me to make myself presentable
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  • His boss is a brutish oaf who barks orders and commands with little care for his employee's dignity.
  • Then, Leslie barked some command, and we all started doing ‘side steps’.
  • Unseen in the Vancouver dugout, manager Jack McKeon barked commands into a transmitter.
Sinónimos
say brusquely, say abruptly, say angrily, snap; shout, bawl, cry, yell, roar, bellow, thunder
informal holler
2.1 [no object] US Call out in order to sell or advertise something: doormen bark at passersby, promising hot music and cold beer
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  • As the band lets the dueling guitars heat up, Johnson barks like a flea market pitchman, bargaining with wary shoppers for humanism and attention.
  • A"Step right up to the Shootin' Corral fellas, first shot's for free!" he had barked in a greasy rasp at cringing fair-goers who tried to creep by his booth unnoticed,
  • From a colourful assortment of fruits, vegetables, fish and meats to vendors barking about bargains for anybody who will listen.

Origen

Old English beorc (noun), beorcan (verb), of Germanic origin; possibly related to break.

Frases

someone's bark is worse than their bite

Someone is not as ferocious as they appear or sound.
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  • While we'd never suggest that council meetings become dogfights, at Tuesday's Richmond Valley Council Cr Robert Mustow proved his bark is worse than his bite.
  • She smiled, ‘One of the things he mentioned is that your bark is worse than your bite.’
  • Oh, don't mind him, dear, his bark is worse than his bite.

be barking up the wrong tree

informal Be pursuing a mistaken or misguided line of thought or course of action.
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  • ‘Countries, including Jamaica, are barking up the wrong tree if they expect continuation of preferential treatment in a time of increased competition among states,’ said the Jamaica Gleaner.
  • If they don't look at that seriously, we were barking up the wrong tree.
  • ‘This would allow people to ring up newspapers and tell them they were barking up the wrong tree, should apologise and should not publish the information,’ said the Mr Kaufman.

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Hay 3 definiciones de bark en inglés:

bark2

Silabificación: bark
Pronunciación: /bärk
 
/

sustantivo

1The tough, protective outer sheath of the trunk, branches, and twigs of a tree or woody shrub.
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  • Being leaf eaters, they eat a great deal of leaves, fruits, twigs, and tree bark; they have chambered stomachs.
  • On the outer bark of the tree are brown spots, said to resemble the rust spots of nails.
  • I started to look on the ground around the tree for fallen bark and branches, and what I saw was a veritable goldmine of wood that would be just the thing for the huts.
Sinónimos
rind, skin, peel, covering; integument; cork
technical cortex
1.1The bark of a tree used for tanning leather, making dyestuffs, or as a mulch in gardening.
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  • After that, because the soil level usually sinks a little during the growing season, I top it off in late winter with an inch of fine bark mulch.
  • Dressing the final layer of soil with mulch or bark will help retain water.
  • I took the tree guards off to let the hens have a root around, then cleared the grass from around the tree, top dressed with bonemeal, added a good mulch of bark and replaced the guards.

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1Strip the bark from (a tree or piece of wood).
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  • When the celebrations reached their height, initiates climbed nine-foot trees that were barked and notched to form ladders.
  • The others barked the logs, the sawing was done, and each one of the nine men received two wagon loads of good lumber for his share.
  • We felled trees for posts and beams using an old Royal Chinook two-person falling saw and then barked the logs with large drawknives.
1.1Scrape the skin off (one’s shin) by accidentally hitting it against something hard.
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  • Desperate for a wee, he did two laps of the living room barking his shins and becoming increasingly panicky before finally locating the light switch and making good his escape.
  • But, when you tumble over and bark your shins, you are less than enamoured by gravity.
  • I barked my knees and shins several times on the way, but before long I found myself standing at the viewing area.
2 technical Tan or dye (leather or other materials) using the tannins found in bark.
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  • He would use varnish and cottonseed oil and some ink black to bark the grain in the wood.

Origen

Middle English: from Old Norse bǫrkr; perhaps related to birch.

Derivativos

barked

adjetivo
[in combination]: the red-barked dogwood
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  • Cut older black barked branches close to ground level to encourage fresh new growth next year.
  • Lodgepole pine has thin bark and is more easily killed at a given fire intensity than thicker barked associates.
  • In some places it is primeval and wet, where streaky barked eucalyptus strive upwards through dripping mists alive with frog croaks.

Hay 3 definiciones de bark en inglés:

bark3

Silabificación: bark
Pronunciación: /bärk
 
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(also barque)

sustantivo

1A sailing ship, typically with three masts, in which the foremast and mainmast are square-rigged and the mizzenmast is rigged fore-and-aft.
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  • After centuries of sailing on wooden barks and later on sophisticated steam and gas turbine vessels, his passion for sail ships remains insatiable.
  • The bark is 42 metres long from her bowsprit to her stern, has a beam of almost ten metres and a draught of just under four metres.
  • With him came a fleet of 23 caravels, galleons and war barks.
1.1 archaic or literary A ship or boat.
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  • Our NOVA team, which coalesced in Giza last night, was immersed in that story today as we examined and filmed the famous Solar Barque of Khufu.
  • If this journey included a trip on the Nile, the golden barque was put on a papyriform transport boat and taken to its destination.
  • On an indictment for manslaughter it appeared that the prisoner was a pilot, and was on board a Portuguese barque sailing down the Thames.

Origen

late Middle English: variant of barque.