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Definition of "corking" [corking]

  • Splendid; fine: a corking party. (adjective)
  • Used as an intensive: a corking good story. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "corking" in a sentence
  • "WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is angry, environmental officials are worried and BP is trying to accomplish what's being described as corking a gushing soda bottle."
  • "'corking' -- well, it means that a person is all right, don't you know?"
  • "There was some confusion as to whether we should stop at lights and whether we should do something called "corking," as well as use of some other use of non-competitive smug group ride jargon with which I am mostly unfamiliar, and so I did what I do on most rides, which is simply hide in the back and leave the work or, in this case, decision-making to everybody else."