Definition of put a cork in itchiefly US, informal
- Why don't you put a cork in it! I'm sick of your whining!
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: the elastic tough outer tissue of the cork oak that is used especially for stoppers and insulation
: a usually cork stopper for a bottle or jug
: to furnish or fit with cork or a cork
: to stop up with a cork
: to blacken with burnt cork
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