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verb cordon pronunciation in British English /ˈkɔː(r)d(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycordon
he/she/itcordons
present participlecordoning
past tensecordoned
past participlecordoned

phrasal verb

cordon off

[transitive]
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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.

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