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verb     cordon pronunciation in British English
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 lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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