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corner

noun [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 drive round corners too fast - just slow down! 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've got a bruise where I hit my leg against the corner of the table. They only 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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verb 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.

corner verb (TRAP)

[T] 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.
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