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corner

verb
 
 
/ˈkɔːnər/
[T] to force a person or animal into a situation or place from which it is hard to escape: His attackers cornered him in a dark alley.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
corner the market to become so successful at selling or making a particular product that almost no one else sells or makes itStarting, succeeding and failing in business
Translations of “corner”
in Vietnamese vào cua…
in Spanish tomar una curva…
in Thai เลี้ยวตรงมุม…
in Malaysian membelok…
in French prendre un virage…
in German um die Ecke fahren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉動, (車輛)轉彎…
in Indonesian membelok…
in Russian загонять в угол…
in Turkish köşeye sıkıştırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转动, (车辆)转弯…
in Polish przypierać do muru, osaczyć…
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