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Definition of cordon verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cordon

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cordon
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdn//
 
he / she / it cordons
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdnz//
 
past simple cordoned
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdnd//
 
past participle cordoned
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdnd//
 
-ing form cordoning
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdnɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English (denoting an ornamental braid): from Italian cordone, augmentative of corda, and French cordon, diminutive of corde, both from Latin chorda ‘string, rope’, from Greek khordē ‘gut, string of a musical instrument’. Phrasal Verbscordon somethingoff
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cordon