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core

 
 
pronunciation:
kor
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
to the core
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the hard center part of certain fruits.
The seeds are protected in the core of an apple.
synonyms:
center
similar words:
kernel
definition 2: the most important part of something.
The core of his theory is that pets are good for people.
synonyms:
body, kernel, nucleus
similar words:
basics, bottom, center, essence, foundation, hub, root, substance
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phrase: to the core
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cores, coring, cored
definition: to remove the core of a fruit.
His grandmother cored the apples and sliced them to make a pie.
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