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cordon

Synonyms of cordon in English:

noun

  • 1 the crowds had broken through the police cordon
    barrier, line, column, row, file, ranks, chain, ring, circle;
    informal crocodile
  • verb

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    Phrases

    cordon something off

    1
    the city centre was cordoned off after a bomb threat
    seal, close, shut, blockade;
    enclose, encircle, surround

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