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Another word for bark

  1. A sudden sharp, explosive noise

      1. The act of producing this sound.
      2. The sound produced by rapid movement of a finger from the thumb tip to the base of the thumb.
      3. A small nuclear power source designed to provide electricity for satellites, remote automatic weather stations, etc.
      1. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
      2. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      3. An explosive noise:
      1. A series of short sharp sounds, as that made by knocking on a door.
      1. (Also in plural) A popular classical music concert.
      2. (Colloquial) Affectionate form of father.
      3. (Baseball) A pop fly.
      1. The loud, sharp sound made as a result of either of these actions.
      2. A sudden, great increase:
      3. A sudden, rapid, and widespread increase
      1. A moment; an instant:
      2. A slight narrow space:
      3. A sharp snapping sound, such as the report of a firearm.
      1. Gonorrhea. Often used with the.
      2. The act or sound of clapping the hands.
      3. (Obsolete) A sudden stroke of fortune, especially of bad luck.
      1. (Informal) A sudden burst of action:
      2. (Slang) The act or an instance of sexual intercourse
      3. (Slang) A sense of excitement; a thrill:
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  1. To make a sudden sharp, explosive noise

      1. To open, close, or fit together with a click:
      2. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
      3. To snatch at with the teeth or mouth; bite:
      1. To open wide suddenly, or protrude, as with amazement
      2. With or like a pop
      3. To cause to pop
      1. To strike, especially with a sharp sound:
      2. To move or go rapidly:
      3. To break or snap apart:
      1. To strike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound, as in applauding.
      2. To strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another:
      3. To strike with an open hand, as in hearty greeting or encouragement
      1. Suddenly; abruptly:
      2. To cut (hair) short and straight across
      3. Hard, noisily, and suddenly
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  2. To speak abruptly and sharply

      1. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
      2. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
      3. To growl fiercely, baring the teeth, as a threatening dog does
      1. To take up something suddenly and eagerly; snatch or grasp:
      2. To open, close, or fit together with a click:
      3. With a snap.

Another word for bark

  1. An outer covering, especially of trees

      1. A layer of some substance, as paint, over a surface
      2. The outer covering of a plant or animal structure, tissue, etc.
      3. A natural outer covering, such as the fur of an animal or the enveloping layer of an organ.
      1. (Now Rare) The act of pelting
      2. The skin of an animal with the fur or hair still on it.
      3. The skin of a fur-bearing animal, esp. after it has been stripped from the carcass
      1. The skin of an animal, especially the thick tough skin or pelt of a large animal.
      2. An animal skin or pelt, either raw or tanned
      3. (Informal) The skin of a person
      1. An outer layer of tissue in certain algae, lichens, and fungi
      2. The outer layer of gray matter that covers the surface of the cerebral hemisphere.
      3. (Anatomy) The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, as of the kidney or adrenal gland.
      1. The dry, rough, or useless outside covering of anything
      2. The dry outer covering of various fruits or seeds, as of an ear of corn
      3. A shell or outer covering, especially when considered worthless.
      1. (Bot.) The dead, waterproof outer bark of the stems of woody plants
      2. A piece of cork or something made of cork; esp., a stopper for a bottle, cask, etc.
      3. The lightweight elastic outer bark of the cork oak, used especially for bottle closures, insulation, floats, and crafts.
      1. The act of removing the outer surface in strips.
      2. Strips of an outer rind or surface that has been removed.
      3. A piece or strip, as of skin or vegetable rind, that has been peeled off.
      1. A hard deposit formed by wine on the inside surface of a bottle
      2. The hard outer covering or integument of certain plants and animals, such as lichens and crustaceans.
      3. A piece of bread that has become hard and dry.
      1. A situation that requires investigation, especially by a formal or official body.
      2. A shallow compartmented tray in which printing type is kept
      3. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      1. A cartridge for small arms or small artillery, consisting of a metal, paper, or plastic case holding the primer, powder charge, and shot or bullet
      2. A metal or cardboard case containing the charge and primer for a piece of firearms ammunition, especially one also containing shot and fired from a shotgun.
      3. An external, usually hard, protective or enclosing case or cover.
      1. (Printing) A T-shaped pole used for hanging up freshly printed sheets of paper to dry.
      2. The skin or rind of certain fruits and vegetables.
      3. The rind or skin of a fruit or vegetable
      1. Something like skin in appearance or function; any outer layer, as fruit rind, the shell or plating of a ship, a film or scum, the outermost nacreous layer in a pearl, etc.
      2. A container for liquids that is made of animal skin.
      3. A usually thin, closely adhering outer layer:
      1. A thick, hard or tough natural outer covering, as of a watermelon, grapefruit, or orange
      2. A tough outer covering such as bark, the skin of some fruits, or the coating on cheese or bacon.
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  2. A short, explosive sound

      1. A deep guttural sound.
      2. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Haemulidae that produce a grunting sound by rubbing together their pharyngeal teeth.
      3. Any person having or performing a low-prestige job involving routine tasks, strenuous labor, etc.
      1. A sharp, shrill bark or yelp
      2. (Slang) A stupid, crude, or loud person.
      3. (Slang) Noisy, stupid talk; jabber
      1. A short, sharp cry or bark
      2. A type of emergency vehicle siren sounding quicker and more intense than the wail siren-sound.
      3. An abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance.
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  3. A ship

      1. A jail or prison on board a US Navy or Coast Guard vessel.
      2. (US) A jail or guardhouse, especially in a naval military prison or jail on a ship, navy base, or (in fiction) spacecraft.
      3. (Nautical) A two-masted vessel, square-rigged on both foremast and mainmast
      1. A single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing boat with a short standing bowsprit or none at all and a single headsail set from the forestay.
      2. (Military) A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.
      3. A fore-and-aft-rigged, single-masted sailing vessel with a mainsail and a jib
      1. (--- Bot.) A continuous, water-conducting tube in the xylem, composed of a row of nonliving cells whose end walls have disappeared
      2. A person seen as the agent or embodiment, as of a quality:
      3. (Anatomy) A duct, canal, or other tube that contains or conveys a body fluid:
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  1. To emit a dog's characteristic sound

  2. To speak as though barking

      1. To rumble, as thunder, cannons, etc.
      2. To emit a low guttural sound or utterance.
      3. To speak in an angry or surly manner.
      1. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
      2. To growl viciously while baring the teeth.
      3. To growl fiercely, baring the teeth, as a threatening dog does
      1. To break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound.
      2. To take up something suddenly and eagerly; snatch or grasp:
      3. With a snap.
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