bark out at

bark (something) out at (someone)

To say or shout something to someone in a harsh, brusque or angry tone. He started barking orders out at us as if he were our boss or something. I'm sorry for barking out my instructions at you earlier. I'll try repeating them in a calmer voice.
See also: bark, out

bark at (someone or something)

1. Literally, of a dog, to make a barking noise at someone or something. The dog is barking at something outside—can you please calm him down?
2. To yell at or speak severely to another person. The science teacher barked at us for not doing our homework.
3. To say or shout something to someone in a harsh, brusque or angry tone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "bark" and "at." He started barking orders at us as if he were our boss or something.
See also: bark
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bark something out at someone

 and bark something at someone; bark something to someone; bark something out (to someone)
Fig. to say something harshly to someone. The sergeant barked the orders out at the recruits. He barked an order at his staff. The teacher barked a reprimand out to the class. He barked out the order clearly and loudly.
See also: bark, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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