Synonyms for cornered

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At Thirty-second Street he ran into Burman, with whom he had all but cornered wheat.

Holding his club prepared to strike, he drew in on his cornered quarry.

There in his stateroom, cornered, he received me with a grim reluctance.

Then he cornered the captain behind the Bangs barn and spoke with conviction.

Even rats when cornered will turn at bay and bare their teeth for combat.

This was the end; he was cornered at last, his last twisting over.

He cornered him at the end of a passageway and pinned him against the wall.

She is the King's tool, but she let the cat out of the bag when cornered.

Like her nation, only when cornered did she blaze out and strike.

And you, who have been cornered too—did you think of offering a prayer?

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French cornere (Old French corniere), from Old French corne "horn, corner," from Vulgar Latin *corna, from Latin cornua, plural of cornu "projecting point, end, horn" (see horn (n.)). Replaced Old English hyrne. As an adjective, from 1530s.

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