bark

(redirected from Barking Up the Wrong Tree)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • all
  • verb
  • noun

Synonyms for bark

Synonyms for bark

a sudden sharp, explosive noise

to make a sudden sharp, explosive noise

to speak abruptly and sharply

Synonyms

Synonyms for bark

a noise resembling the bark of a dog

Related Words

a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts

the sound made by a dog

Related Words

speak in an unfriendly tone

cover with bark

Related Words

remove the bark of a tree

Synonyms

Related Words

make barking sounds

tan (a skin) with bark tannins

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Majerus thinks people are barking up the wrong tree if they're expecting to find flaws in Jessie's personality.
I'm sympathetic to Gene, but he's barking up the wrong tree,'' Darrah said.
MUTTLEY seems to be barking up the wrong tree with his latest howler (Racing Post Oct 31) this time about open race trap draws at our tracks.
Conservationists who seek to preserve the North American red wolf as a unique species may be barking up the wrong tree.
One Aegon marketing department employee said: "United are barking up the wrong tree.
As far as your prime, you look at Laffit (Pincay), Chris (McCarron), Eddie (Delahoussaye) and myself, and you would have to say a person's barking up the wrong tree to say there is a prime in this business.
Little's barrister Chris Mitford said: "I think the police were barking up the wrong tree.