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"cork" in British English

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corknoun

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

corkverb [T]

uk   /kɔːk/  us   /kɔːrk/
(Definition of cork from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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corknoun [C/U]

 us   /kɔrk/
a ​lightmaterialobtained from the ​bark (= ​outerlayer) of a ​tree, or a ​small, ​softcylinder of this ​material that is ​pushed into the ​top of a ​bottle to ​close it: [C] The ​waiter took the cork out of the ​bottle.
(Definition of cork from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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