What does cornered mean?

Definitions for cornered
ˈkɔr nərdcor·nered

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. at bay(p), cornered, trapped, treed(adj)

    forced to turn and face attackers

    "a stag at bay"; "she had me cornered between the porch and her car"; "like a trapped animal"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cornered

    of Corner

  2. Cornered

    1 Having corners or angles

  3. Cornered

    in a possition of great difficulty; brought to bay


  1. Cornered

    Cornered is a film noir starring Dick Powell and directed by Edward Dmytryk. This is the second teaming of Powell and Dmytryk. Many scenes shot by cinematographer Harry J. Wild and Dmytryk stand out as classic film noir. The screenplay was written by John Paxton with uncredited help from Ben Hecht.

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How to say cornered in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cornered in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cornered in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cornered in a Sentence

  1. Chief David Brown:

    We cornered one suspect and we tried to negotiate for several hours - negotiations broke down, we had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect, we saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was.

  2. Selin Sayek Boke:

    He is cornered, if he resigns he is going to be blamed for bringing havoc to the financial markets. If he does not resign, he will be blamed (for stalling growth).

  3. Anthony Jeselnik:

    There was good and bad like in any other relationship, if it was great, we would still be together. But we figured it out. We are friends now. It’s good. She has got the romantic comedy market cornered. I am happy for her.

  4. Raul Castro:

    Yes, we have conducted solidarity with other peoples that could be considered terrorism -- when we were cornered, when we were strongly harassed, we had no other choice but to give up or to fight back.

  5. Beau Duffy:

    We are continuing to pursue that lead down in Willsboro but it would be inaccurate to say they are cornered.

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