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English definition of “corner”

corner

verb [T] (TRAP)    /ˈkɔː.nər/ US  /ˈkɔːr.nɚ/
to force a person or an animal into a place or situation from which they cannot easily escape : Once the police had cornered her in the basement , she gave herself up.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
(Definition of corner verb (TRAP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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