corked

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. 2013.

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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 — 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 — 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.… …   Wiktionary

  • 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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