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adjective as in under attack

Strong match

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China, on the other hand, has the minerals market pretty well cornered, from mining raw materials to refining and processing them.

Now, cornered but far from crippled by sanctions that initially did not include energy exports and still do not in Europe, Putin is using his colossal energy power to retaliate.

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Alastair Sim had jowls like melting candle wax, a snarl like a cornered cat and eyes cold with contempt.

With its eastern borders under siege from Russia, Ukrainians feel cornered and insecure.

A whimpering, half-growl and curdled scream, a cornered-animal cry of a sound.

Putin is cornered, according to Saakashvili, which is why he is lashing out.

Perhaps feeling cornered by the UN report, North Korea launched a blame game of its own.

Rat this pawn of the Eye may have been, but even a cornered rat will fight with the courage of a lion.

In fact, they were the real commanders, although the fire inspector had yellow and crimson feathers in his three-cornered hat.

Such a bear, they had heard, always preferred to run away, and was not much to be dreaded unless cornered or wounded.

Still no answer, while the scoundrel gazed about like a cornered cat, looking for chance to escape.

At first he brazened it out, and finally, when he was cornered, he turned state's evidence to save what he could of his own skin.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cornered, such as: treed, and at bay.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.