cork

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
cork

Plural
corks

Corks
  1. (countable) A cork is a small, round piece of wood which people put in the top of a bottle to close it.
    I took the cork out of the wine bottle with a corkscrew.
  2. (uncountable) Cork is a type of wood. It is quite soft and light. It is often used to make corks (sense 1).

Verb[change]

Plain form
cork

Third-person singular
corks

Past tense
corked

Past participle
corked

Present participle
corking

  1. (transitive) If you cork a bottle, you seal it with a cork.
  2. (transitive) If you cork something, you blacken it with a burnt cork.