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cordon
American English: /ˈkɔrdn/
British English: /ˈkɔːd(ə)n/

Translation of cordon in Spanish:

noun

  • a police cordon
    un cordón policial
    Example sentences
    • Following the discovery, police threw a cordon round the area and set up a 24-hour guard to protect the site.
    • Soldiers forming a cordon around the police station became involved, and a wall was demolished by a British tank as they struggled to ‘collect’ the men, the MoD said.
    • Police set up cordons around the area and closed the lower end of the High Street while firefighters began carrying out their investigations.

Phrasal verbs

cordon off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

Definition of cordon in:

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