core

[[t]kɔ͟ː(r)[/t]]
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cores, coring, cored
1) N-COUNT: oft n N The core of a fruit is the central part of it. It contains seeds or pips.

Someone threw an apple core...

Peel the pears and remove the cores.

2) VERB If you core a fruit, you remove its core.

[V n] ...machines for peeling and coring apples.

3) N-COUNT: usu with poss The core of an object, building, or city is the central part of it.

...the earth's core...

The core of the city is a series of ancient squares.

Syn:
4) N-SING: the N, usu N of n The core of something such as a problem or an issue is the part of it that has to be understood or accepted before the whole thing can be understood or dealt with.

...the ability to get straight to the core of a problem...

The notion that blacks comprise a problem is at the core of racist reasoning.

Syn:
5) N-SING: N n, N of n A core team or a core group is a group of people who do the main part of a job or piece of work. Other people may also help, but only for limited periods of time.

We already have our core team in place...

A core of about six staff would continue with the project.

6) N-SING: usu N n In a school or college, core subjects are a group of subjects that have to be studied.

The core subjects are English, mathematics and science...

I'm not opposed to a core curriculum in principle, but I think requiring a foreign language is unrealistic.

...a core of nine academic subjects.

7) N-SING: usu N n The core businesses or the core activities of a company or organization are their most important ones.

The core activities of local authorities were reorganised...

The group plans to concentrate on six core businesses...

However, the main core of the company performed outstandingly.

8) See also , soft-core
9) PHRASE: adj/n PHR You can use to the core to describe someone who is a very strong supporter of someone or something and will never change their views. For example, you can say that someone is Republican to the core.

The villagers are royalist to the core.

Syn:
through and through
10) PHRASE: usu -ed PHR If someone is shaken to the core or shocked to the core, they are extremely shaken or shocked.

Leonard was shaken to the core; he'd never seen or read anything like it.


English dictionary. 2008.

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