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bark up wrong tree

[ bahrk ]SEE DEFINITION OF bark up wrong tree

Synonyms for bark up wrong tree

  • miscalculate
  • misconstrue
  • misunderstand
  • overestimate
  • overrate
  • underestimate
  • dogmatize
  • err
  • misapprehend
  • misconceive
  • mistake
  • prejudge
  • presume
  • presuppose
  • stumble
  • suppose
  • underrate
  • be misled
  • be overcritical
  • be partial
  • be unfair
  • be wrong
  • come to hasty conclusion
  • drop the ball
  • miscomprehend
  • misconjecture
  • misdeem
  • misreckon
  • miss by a mile
  • misthink
  • put foot in
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Antonyms for bark up wrong tree

  • get
  • perceive
  • understand
  • comprehend
  • disbelieve
  • figure
  • judge well
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WORD ORIGIN

dog sound, Old English beorc, from bark (v.). Paired and compared with bite (n.) since at least 1660s; the proverb is older: "Timid dogs bark worse than they bite" was in Latin (Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet, Quintius Curtius).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BARK UP WRONG TREE

misjudge

verbget the wrong idea
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