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noun cork pronunciation in British English /kɔː(r)k/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an object used for blocking the hole in a bottle, especially a bottle of wine. Corks are made of cork or sometimes plastic. You use a corkscrew to remove them
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a light substance forming the bark (=outer covering) of a tree called the cork oak
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    put a cork in it a rude and joking way to tell someone to stop talking or making a noise; same meaning as "put a sock in it"

    Will you two put a cork in it? I'm trying to sleep!

    Submitted by Caleb Judy from United States on 07/11/2015

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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