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"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 street crosses another). Click the icon in the bottom right-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 close although not in the same road) - so we see them all the time.
C2 a part of a larger area, often somewhere quiet or far away: They live in a remote corner of Scotland, miles from the nearest store.
a kick in football or a shot in hockey that is taken from the corner of the playing area

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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 powerful car, 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 angle formed when two lines or surfaces meet: 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 streets meet: 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   /ˈkɔːnər/ us   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-cost airlines have cornered the market in cheap flights.
(Definition of corner from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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