Definition of 'cork'
Example sentences containing 'cork'
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We pass through pine woodlands and stands of eucalyptus, and encounter wild quince, olive and almond trees and cork oaks stripped of their bark. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She pulled the cork out of her bottle and handed it to me. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)Yet we were surrounded by a pristine forest of cork oaks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The pop of a cork is heard. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She came out like a cork from a bottle. The Sun (2010)This is most easily done by putting a cork in the drainage hole. The Sun (2014)Imagine the head as a cork being removed from a bottle. Times, Sunday Times (2011)All it does is push the cork into the bottle and make a terrible mess. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In the south that might mean a new wood of rugged cork oaks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's time she put a cork in it. The Sun (2008)So much so that there is a threat to the cork oak forests of Portugal. The Sun (2009)Farming in the cork oak forests helps support a host of wildlife, including the lynx. The Sun (2008)A nuclear detonation would effectively put the cork back in. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Put a cork in it! Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nor do I hastily cork the melancholy bottle so we can all smile again. Christianity Today (2000)Grip both bottle and cork tightly, then turn the bottle, not the cork. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I'm pulling the cork now. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'cork'
British English: cork /kɔːk/ NOUN
Cork is a soft light substance which forms the bark of a Mediterranean tree.
- American English: cork
- Arabic: فَلِّيِـن
- Brazilian Portuguese: cortiça
- Chinese: 软木塞
- Croatian: pluto
- Czech: korek
- Danish: kork
- Dutch: kurk
- European Spanish: corcho
- Finnish: korkki viinipullon tms.
- French: liège
- German: Korken
- Greek: φελλός
- Italian: sughero
- Japanese: コルク
- Korean: 코르크
- Norwegian: kork
- Polish: korek substancja
- European Portuguese: cortiça
- Romanian: plută
- Russian: пробка
- Spanish: corcho
- Swedish: kork
- Thai: จุกไม้ก๊อก
- Turkish: mantar eşya
- Ukrainian: пробка
- Vietnamese: vỏ dày xốp của cây sồi vùng Địa Trung Hải
Definition of cork from the Collins English Dictionary
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