- (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.
- 2 (shout) (US) 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.
- (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.
- (esp US) → barqueExample sentences
- 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.
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