Definition of cornered in English:

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cornered

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnəd/

adjective

1 [in combination] Having a specified number of corners: young boys in six-cornered hats
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  • The 4-cornered box shape is an important shape to any foundation.
  • On the hill where the Bee Man had once pictured a whole village of round houses, a sharp cornered old folk's home loomed large.
  • At the Federal election there was a 3-cornered contest in the vacant seat of Moncrieff.
1.1Having a specified number of parties involved: a three-cornered meeting was being arranged in Hong Kong
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  • In 3 - cornered contests it helps Labor, as in these seats, Labor generally has the higher primary vote.
  • Next month's National Assembly election will see a five-cornered contest for the Ceredigion seat in Cardiff Bay.
2(Of a person or animal) forced into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape: nothing is more dangerous than a cornered wild beast
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  • His jump may have been the desperate reaction of any cornered animal.
  • The way they are excited, they are like cornered animals.
  • Note he, of course, is more the terrified, cornered rat than ever.

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