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cork

cork

 
 
pronunciation:
kork
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a species of oak native to the Mediterranean area, having thick, porous, water-resistant bark.
Corks can live for hundreds of years.
definition 2: the harvested bark of this tree used to make a variety of lightweight, water-resistant objects.
She attached a float made of cork to the fishing line.Cork is often used on the surface of a bulletin board.
definition 3: a tightfitting bottle stopper or other object made of this bark.
The champagne cork flew across the room.
definition 4: in botany, an outer layer of water-resistant cells produced by the phellogen in woody plants; phellem.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: corked, corking, corks
definition 1: to fit or seal (a bottle) with a cork.
similar words:
plug
definition 2: to restrain, as if with a cork.
He should cork those outbursts of temper.
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