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Meaning of cornered

cor•nered

Pronunciation: (kôr'nurd), [key]
— adj.
  1. having corners (usually used in combination): a six-cornered room.
  2. having a given number of positions; sided (usually used in combination): a four-cornered debate.
  3. forced into an awkward, embarrassing, or inescapable position: a cornered debater; a cornered fox.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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