Definition of cork verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cork

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kɔːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cork
BrE BrE//kɔːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrk//
 
he / she / it corks
BrE BrE//kɔːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrks//
 
past simple corked
BrE BrE//kɔːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrkt//
 
past participle corked
BrE BrE//kɔːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrkt//
 
-ing form corking
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrkɪŋ//
 
 
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cork something to close a bottle with a cork opposite uncork Word Origin Middle English: from Dutch and Low German kork, from Spanish alcorque ‘cork-soled sandal’, from Arabic al- ‘the’ and (probably) Spanish Arabic qurq, qorq, based on Latin quercus ‘oak, cork oak’.
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