cor|ner1 [ `kɔrnər ] noun count ***
▸ 1 where two sides meet
▸ 2 turn/meeting of roads
▸ 3 end of mouth/eye
▸ 4 small (quiet) area
▸ 5 difficult situation
▸ 6 in boxing/wrestling
▸ 7 in soccer, etc.
1. ) the part of something square or RECTANGULAR where two edges meet:
Watch the baby, that table has sharp corners.
at/in the corner: The date is displayed in the corner of the screen.
I had to park in the far corner of the parking lot.
right-hand/left-hand corner: That's me, in the bottom right-hand corner of the picture.
a ) a place where two sides or walls meet, usually inside a room or a box:
corner of: In a dark corner of the room stood a tall man.
in the corner: She sat in the corner reading.
2. ) a sharp turn in a road, where you cannot see what is coming:
Slow down for the corner.
a ) a place where two roads or paths meet:
on/at the corner: I get my newspaper from the store on the corner.
turn the corner (=go around it): As she turned the corner onto Bank Street, she saw us.
street corner: people begging on street corners
3. ) the end of your mouth or eye:
corner of: A tear trickled from the corner of her eye.
4. ) a small area away from the center, especially one that is quiet, peaceful, or secret:
Let's find a quiet corner and talk about it.
corner of: Plant it in a sunny corner of your garden.
the four corners of the earth/globe/world etc.: People came from the four corners of the earth to take part in these games.
5. ) a difficult situation that you cannot easily escape from: PREDICAMENT:
The government is in a corner on the subject of taxes.
back/force someone into a corner: They had me forced into a corner, and I had to admit the truth.
tight corner (=difficult situation): We've gotten out of tighter corners than this!
6. ) in BOXING or WRESTLING, one of the corners of the square RING where the fighting happens
7. ) in soccer, FIELD HOCKEY, etc., a kick that one team is allowed to take from a corner of the field, near the GOAL where they are trying to score
around the corner
1. ) not far away:
The kids go to school just around the corner.
2. ) coming very soon:
It feels like spring is just around the corner.
cut corners
to do something less carefully or thoroughly than you should because you are trying to save time or money
out of the corner of your eye
without looking at something directly:
Out of the corner of my eye I noticed Tom.
turn the/a corner
to begin to be healthy, happy, or successful again after a difficult period:
Has the economy finally turned the corner?
With this new job I feel I'm turning a corner.
cor|ner 2 [ `kɔrnər ] verb
1. ) transitive to force a person or animal into a place that they cannot move away from:
He cornered her and tried to kiss her.
have someone/something cornered: The dogs had the cat cornered.
a ) to find someone and make them talk to you when they have been trying to avoid this:
He cornered me and asked me why I was late.
b ) to put someone in a situation where they have to do something that you want:
Cornered, he handed her the letter.
2. ) intransitive if a car corners, it moves around a corner or curve in the road
3. ) transitive to get control of an area of business so that no one else can succeed in it, for example because you own all the supply of a particular product:
Hamden had managed to corner the entire grain supply.
corner the market (for/in something): They have cornered the market for frozen vegetarian meals.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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