corked


corked
adjective /kɔːkt/
a) Of a container, especially a bottle, closed with a cork.

Once someone discovered a bottle of wine in the sand that was still corked.

b) Of (a bottle of) wine, tainted by mould/mold in the cork.

Waiter, this wine is corked. Could you bring us another bottle?


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  • Corked — (k?rkt), a. having acquired an unpleasant taste from the cork; as, a bottle of wine is corked. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corked — [ko:kt US ko:rkt] adj corked wine tastes bad because a fault in the cork has allowed air into the bottle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • corked — [ kɔrkt ] adjective corked wine tastes unpleasant because the CORK in the bottle has been damaged and has allowed bacteria into the wine …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Corked — Cork Cork, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corked} (k[^o]rkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Corking}.] 1. To stop with a cork, as a bottle. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork. [1913 Webster] Tread on corked stilts a prisoner s pace. Bp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corked (up) — AND corky mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ You seem to be a little corked. □ You’d be corked up, too, if you’d drunk as much as I have …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • corked — adj Drunk, intoxicated. Lorimar is too corked to go home alone. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • corked — intoxicated, drunk, plastered, sloshed    Grant got corked last night and walked home. He couldn t drive …   English idioms

  • corked —    American    drunk    Of people: the converse of wine, which should not be drunk when it is corked. The imagery is unclear …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • corked — adjective corked wine tastes bad because a decaying cork has allowed air into the bottle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • corked — UK [kɔː(r)kt] / US [kɔrkt] adjective corked wine tastes unpleasant because the cork in the bottle has been damaged and has allowed bacteria into the wine …   English dictionary


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