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verb cordon pronunciation in British English /ˈkɔː(r)d(ə)n/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecordoning
past tensecordoned
past participlecordoned

phrasal verb

cordon off

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycordon off
he/she/itcordons off
present participlecordoning off
past tensecordoned off
past participlecordoned off
  1. 1
    to form a cordon around an area
    Police had cordoned off the area.
  2. 2
    to stop people from entering an area by putting something such as a rope around it
    A corner of the restaurant had been cordoned off.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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