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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of corner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 1 Having corners or angles.
- adj. In a possition of great difficulty; brought to bay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having corners or angles; specifically, having three or more angles: chiefly in composition: as, a three-cornered hat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. forced to turn and face attackers
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Last fall, when my friend Dr. Goggin cornered me and asked me to address you, to inflict some remarks upon you I should say, I thought possibly I might, acquire merit in absentia.
That when he was last with Jess, something made him feel scared, or cornered, which is what makes him snap.
In most cases someone spewing the delusional, grandiose and revenge-fueled pushback of what can only be called a cornered man would be talking this way to the Starbucks barista, the clerk at CVS, the ER nurse or the last person on his cell phone list of favorites who will take his calls.
He is sharing his story of how he 'cornered' his woman & got her pregnant!!
She claims that In Touch "cornered" her with evidence of their relationship and that she would never have gone to the press.
In By Nightfall the register is necessarily more masculine, the oscillations now between a language of transcendence and a kind of cornered, caustic blokishness.
The tell-tale sign that things are getting into the "cornered" stage is the always-predictable party split, seen two years ago when many fiscal conservatives began jumping ship on the Cultural Warriors inside the soon-to-be doomed Republican Party.
Because, obviously, President Obama kind of cornered that market in the last election.
Problem with trying to make people think the Democrats are racially insensitive is that Republicans have kind of cornered the market on showing racial insensitivity in words (see ���Trent Lott���) and in practice (see everything since the late 70s).
Essentially homeless, the peripatetic tycoon showed up recently in Dubai, where he told a business journal he has "no choice" but to return home because he is "cornered" by his country's travails.