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core

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corecore1 /kɔː $ kɔːr/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun [countable]  1 fruitHBPMIDDLE the hard central part of a fruit such as an apple Remove the cores, and bake the apples for 40 minutes.2 most important partMAIN the most important or central part of somethingcore of The core of the book focuses on the period between 1660 and 1857. Debt is at the core of the problem.3 peopleGROUP OF PEOPLE a number of people who form a group which is very important to an organization The business needs a new core of trained administrators. a core group of clients hard core4 to the core5 HEGplanet the central part of the Earth or any other planet6 nuclear reactorHPTP the central part of a nuclear reactor
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coreThe Earth has a solid inner core 2500 km in diameter.But for that to happen it must appeal beyond its core Shia constituency.Operator errors allowed the radioactive core to overheat.MTV's core audience is 18- to 24-year-olds.With so much change and fragmentation in the new career world, you need a solid core of self.The profit motive is at the core of the capitalist system.At the core of the academic studies is a basic rule: Investors believe in the status quo.It causes the core body temperature to increase to a peak and descend to a trough once every twenty-four hours.In fact, both of these subjects are woven into the core courses Jimi has had today.Only the core of the volcano remained.She had the ability to cut through to the core of a problem.The core of the play's appeal is that the good guys win in the end.There are two core elements of support offered to local voluntary groups by the Campaign - information and grants.at the core ofAt the core of the constitution of liberty, then, lies the concept of the rule of law.At the core of the fight over the constitution is the relationship of powers between the presidency, government and parliament.At the core of the issue is the determination of critical habitat.It is feelings, the heart not the mind, which are at the core of the Green polity.It is at the core of our proposals that single-person households should pay less than households comprising two or more adults.Phonics-based reading is at the core of the no-frills academic program, and repetitive drills and memorization are stressed.But poor reading is not at the core of the paralysis they feel.Most PACs represented corporations, still at the core of campaign financing.
corecore2 AWL adjective  1 core curriculum/subjects/skills etc2 core business/activities/operations etc3 core values/beliefs
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coreThe government will discuss what they say are the core issues of education and health care.We concentrate most of teaching the core skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.
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corecore3 AWL verb [transitive]  DFCto remove the centre from a fruit
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corePeel it, quarter it, core it, cut it in pieces and then poach it in a sugar syrup.Core the apple and cut into ¼-inch slices.Peel and core the apples and cut into quarters.Peel and core the fruit, cut it into crescent-moon slices and put it into the dish.
From Longman Business Dictionarycorecore1 /kɔːkɔːr/ noun [countable] a part of something that is important in relation to its growth, future etccore ofThe business park has created a core of new technology businesses in a city long affected by economic decline.A core of major states support the national organization’s plan. see also hard corecorecore2 adjective core business/activity/productCOMMERCE the business, activity etc that makes the most money for a company and that is considered to be its most important and central oneUS car maker Chrysler is to sell off its $1 billion technology arm to concentrate resources on its core business.
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Verb table
core
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycore
he, she, itcores
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycored
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cored
he, she, ithas cored
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cored
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill core
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cored
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coring
he, she, itis coring
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you, we, theyare coring
Past
I, he, she, itwas coring
you, we, theywere coring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coring
he, she, ithas been coring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coring
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