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Meaning of “corner” in the English Dictionary

"corner" in British English

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cornernoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɔː.nər/  us   /ˈkɔːr.nɚ/
A2 the ​point, ​area, or ​line that is ​formed by the ​meeting of two ​lines, ​surfaces, ​roads, etc.: You go around corners too ​fast when you're ​driving! There's a ​postbox on the corner (= the ​place where the ​streetcrosses another). Click the ​icon in the ​bottomright-hand corner of the ​screen. I have a ​bruise where I ​hit my ​leg on the corner of the ​table. They ​live just around/round the corner (= very ​closealthough not in the same ​road) - so we ​see them all the ​time.C2 a ​part of a ​largerarea, often ​somewherequiet or ​far away: They ​live in a remote corner ofScotland, ​miles from the ​neareststore. a ​kick in ​football or a ​shot in hockey that is taken from the corner of the ​playingarea

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cornerverb

uk   /ˈkɔː.nər/  us   /ˈkɔːr.nɚ/
  • corner verb (TURN)

[I] If a ​vehicle corners well, ​badly, etc., it ​drives around corners in the ​stated way: It's a ​powerfulcar, but it doesn't corner well.
(Definition of corner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corner" in American English

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cornernoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɔr·nər/
the ​point or ​angleformed when two ​lines or ​surfacesmeet: the corner of a ​table We could put that ​chair in the ​far corner of the ​room. A corner is also a ​place where two ​streetsmeet: I’ll ​meet you at the corner of Pine and Market at 7:30. A corner can also be a ​part or ​area of a ​place: They ​lived in a ​remote corner of Wyoming.

cornerverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈkɔr·nər/
to ​force a ​person or ​animal into a ​place or ​situation from which there is no ​escape: [T] After a ​chase, the ​police cornered him in a ​hallway.
(Definition of corner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"corner" in Business English

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cornerverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈkɔːnər/ COMMERCE
corner the market (in sth) to get ​control of an ​area of ​business so that it is difficult for other ​companies to be ​successful in it: Small ​low-costairlines have cornered the ​market in ​cheapflights.
(Definition of corner from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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