Definition of cornered in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnəd


  • 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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