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verb     bark pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebarking
past tensebarked
past participlebarked
  1. 1
    [intransitive]Sound effect to make the short loud sound that a dog makes
  2. 2



    bark out

    [intransitive/transitive] to say or shout something in a loud angry voice
  3. 3
    [transitive] to accidentally knock a hard part of your body such as your shin or knuckles against something, and tear some skin off


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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