barge in intrude, break in, burst in on, enter forcefully, irrupt; interrupt, break in on, Sl. butt in, U.S. Sl. horn in.
3. barge into Informal, bump into, collide with, hit, Inf. plow into, crash into, smash into.
bark1, n. 1. bowwow, arf, yelp, yip, yap, cry; roar, bellow, Obs. bell, howl, bay, hoot, ululation.
2. blast, bang, report, crack, snap; boom, explosion, thunder.
3. snap, snarl, growl; shout, yell, outcry, bawl, Inf. holler; scream, screech, shriek.
-v. 4. yelp, yip, yap, cry, roar, bellow, Obs. bell;
howl, bay, hoot, ululate.
5. shout, yell, thunder, sound off, vociferate, bluster, bawl, Inf. holler; snap, snarl, growl; scream, screech, shriek; assail, rail at, revile, berate, lash out at, vituperate, Inf. bawl out.
6. bark up the wrong tree United States, follow the wrong scent, be on the wrong trail; blunder, err, be in error, make a mistake.
bark2, n. 1. skin, crust, peeling, rind, husk, shuck, pod, hide, shell, hull, integument, membrane, pellicle, involucre, Anat., Zool. cortex; cover, covering, coat, coating, case, casing, wrapping, wrapper, cloak, sheath, sheathing, envelope, enclosure, Bot. perigonium.
-v. 2. peel, pare, skin, husk, shuck, hull, shell; strip, uncover, unwrap, unsheathe, uncloak; open, denude, denudate, bare; excoriate, scrape, shave, scale; abrade, rub, fret.
3. cover, enclose, envelop, encase, wrap, sheathe, cloak.
barmy, adj. 1. frothy, spumy, spumous, spumes-cent, foamy, lathery; yeasty, fermenting, fermentative. 2. Chiefly British Slang, daft, eccentric, odd, peculiar, bizarre, Inf. different; addlepated, scatterbrained, featherheaded, simple-minded, muddled, confused; touched, not quite right, not all there, with a few loose screws, Inf. daffy, Sl. balmy, Sl. dippy, Sl. batty.
barn, n. stables, stalls, Chiefly Brit, mews; cowbarn, cowshed, cowhouse, Brit, byre, Brit, cowbyre.
barney, n. 1. Informal, argument, altercation, dispute, clash, falling-out, wrangle, Inf. hassle; quarrel, bicker, disagreement, squabble, spat, tiff, Inf. words; contention, dissension, variance, difference of opinion.
2. prize fight, boxing match, sparring match, fisticuffs; pugilistic encounter; the ring.
3. brawl, fight, affray, fray, Inf. rough-and-tumble, tussle, scuffle, donnybrook; row, dustup, free-for-all, brannigan, Inf. scrap, Sl. rhubarb, Inf. knock-down-drag-out; turmoil, tumult, disturbance, uproar, clamor.
barnstormer, n. 1. actor, player, stage player, performer, stage performer, playactor, role player, trouper, strolling player, Sl. ham; theatrician, thespian, Roscian, histrio, histrion, Archaic, histrionic; actress.
2. stunt pilot, stunt flier, stunt man.
baron, n. 1. noble, nobleman, gentleman; aristocrat, patrician, blueblood, silk-stocking; peer, lord.
2. tycoon, magnate, power, king; business leader, top executive, big businessman, Inf. big boss; industrialist, captain of industry, financier,
baroque, adj. 1. ornate, elaborate, involved, busy, fussy, frilly; overdone, overwrought, overworked, overlabored; rococo, arabesque, rocaille.
2. ostentatious, meretricious, flamboyant, showy, flashy, Sl. flash; gawdy, garish, tawdry, florid, flowery.
3. (all to a ridiculous degree) adorned, decorated;