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1bark/ˈbɑɚk/verb
barksbarkedbarking
1bark
/ˈbɑɚk/
verb
barksbarkedbarking
Learner's definition of BARK  
[no object]of a dog  : to make a short loud sound
: to shout or say (something) in a loud and angry way
[+ object]
— often + out
[no object]

barking up the wrong tree

informal
: trying to do something in a way that will not be successful
2bark/ˈbɑɚk/noun
pluralbarks
2bark
/ˈbɑɚk/
noun
pluralbarks
Learner's definition of BARK  
[count]
: the short, loud sound made by a dog
also  : a similar sound
◊ If your bark is worse than your bite, you appear to be more angry or dangerous than you really are.
— compare 3bark, 4bark
3bark/ˈbɑɚk/noun
pluralbarks
3bark
/ˈbɑɚk/
noun
pluralbarks
Learner's definition of BARK  
: the outer covering of a tree
[noncount]
[count]
— compare 2bark, 4bark
4barknoun
orbarque/ˈbɑɚk/
pluralbarksorbarques
4bark
noun
or barque /ˈbɑɚk/
pluralbarksorbarques
Learner's definition of BARK  
[count]
: a small sailing ship
— compare 2bark, 3bark
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