from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

    Some Considerations of Railway Regulation

  • 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.

    The Full Feed from

  • He is sharing his story of how he 'cornered' his woman & got her pregnant!!

    Another Face of Brutality

  • She claims that In Touch "cornered" her with evidence of their relationship and that she would never have gone to the press.

    I Was Mean to Bombshell McGee (And I Feel a Little Bit Guilty)

  • In By Nightfall the register is necessarily more masculine, the oscillations now between a language of transcendence and a kind of cornered, caustic blokishness.

    Alan Hollinghurst On Michael Cunningham: The New York Review Of Books

  • 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.

    James Campion: Health Care: The Big Finale

  • Because, obviously, President Obama kind of cornered that market in the last election.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2009

  • 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).

    Eric Schmeltzer: ���Scalito��� Isn���t Racially Insensitive, Drudge. But This is���

  • 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.



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