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cornered

[ kawr-nerd ]
/ ˈkɔr nərd /
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adjective
having corners (usually used in combination): a six-cornered room.
having a given number of positions; sided (usually used in combination): a four-cornered debate.
forced into an awkward, embarrassing, or inescapable position: a cornered debater; a cornered fox.
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Origin of cornered

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at corner, -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM cornered

un·cor·nered, adjective
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