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cork

noun uk   /kɔːk/  us   /kɔːrk/
[U] the light, soft bark (= outer covering) of a Mediterranean tree [C] a short, cylinder-shaped piece of cork, plastic, or rubber that is put into the top of a bottle, especially a wine bottle, to close it: I can't get the cork out of the bottle - can you try?

cork

verb [T] uk   /kɔːk/  us   /kɔːrk/
to close a bottle by putting a cork in it: If you've drunk enough, I'll cork the bottle and we can have the rest later.
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