Synonyms of bark

(Entry 1 of 3)

to remove the natural covering of
  • barking a tree will probably kill it

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Synonyms & Antonyms of bark (Entry 2 of 3)

to speak sharply or irritably
  • the new supervisor found that speaking to people with a civil tongue got better results than barking at them

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Synonyms of bark (Entry 3 of 3)

a boat equipped with one or more sails
  • took a small bark out on the lake

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The first known use of bark was before the 12th century

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“Bark.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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