cornered

cornered
cor•nered
[[t]ˈkɔr nərd[/t]] adj.
1) having corners (usu. used in combination):
a six-cornered room[/ex]
2) having a given number of positions; sided (usu. used in combination):
a four-cornered debate[/ex]
3) forced into an awkward, embarrassing, or inescapable position
Etymology: 1300–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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