- (of dog, seal) ladrido (masculine)(of fox) aullido (masculine)(of person) rugido (masculine)to give a barkladrarher/his bark is worse than her/his bite
soltar un ladridoperro que ladra no muerde or perro ladrador, poco mordedorExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
ladrar(shout) (American English)to bark
atsomebodygritarlethe sergeant barked at them furiously aalguienel sargento les gritó furiosoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- (shout)(instructions/question)to bark (out) an order
espetargritar una orden
dar una orden a gritos
- uncountable (on tree)Example sentences
- 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.
- 2 (strip)(tree/log)
- 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.
- (especially American English) → barque
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