bark (something) out at (someone)(redirected from barked out at them)
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.
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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.
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