cor|ner1 W2S1 [ˈko:nə US ˈko:rnər] n
1¦(where two lines/edges meet)¦
3¦(corner of a room/box)¦
5¦(difficult situation)¦
7¦(distant place)¦
8 see something out of the corner of your eye
9 (just) around/round the corner
10 turn the corner
11 fight your corner/fight somebody's corner
12 cut corners
13 cut a corner
14 have/get a corner on something
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: cornere, from corne 'horn, corner', from Latin cornu 'horn, point']
the point at which two lines or edges meet
He pulled a dirty handkerchief out by its corner and waved it at me.
corner of
Their initials were sewn on the corner of every pillow.
in the corner (of sth)
The TV station's name appears in the corner of the screen.
on the corner (of sth)
Jessie sat on the corner of her bed.
three-cornered/four-cornered etc
a three-cornered hat
2.) ¦(ROAD)¦ [C usually singular]
a) the point where two roads meet
corner of
Ruth walked with her as far as the corner of the road.
on the corner
The hotel is on the corner of 5th and Maine.
at the corner
Several women were standing at the corner, talking to two police officers.
kids hanging around on street corners
b) a point in a road where it turns sharply
He had tried to take the corner too quickly, and had lost control of the car.
The petrol station is around the corner .
3.) ¦(CORNER OF A ROOM/BOX)¦ [C usually singular]
the place inside a room or box where two walls or sides meet
in the corner (of sth)
There was an old piano in the corner of the living room.
corner table/seat
I reserved a corner table in my favourite restaurant.
4.) ¦(MOUTH/EYE)¦
the sides of your mouth or eyes
A tear appeared in the corner of his eye.
5.) ¦(DIFFICULT SITUATION)¦ [singular]
a difficult situation that you cannot easily escape from
back/box/force/push sb into a corner
(=put someone into a situation where they do not have any choices about what to do)
Don't let your enemies back you into a corner.
The writers have painted themselves into a corner by killing off all the most popular characters in the first series.
He found himself in a tight corner (=a very difficult situation) looking for a way to get out.
6.) ¦(SPORTS)¦
a) a kick that one team is allowed to take from one of the corners of their opponent's end of the field
b) any of the four corners of the area in which the competitors fight in ↑boxing or ↑wrestling, especially one of the two corners where the competitors go in between ↑rounds
a distant place in another part of the world
corner of
She's gone off to work in some remote corner of the world.
People came from the four corners of the world (=from lots of different places) to make America their new home.
8.) see sth out of the corner of your eye
to notice something accidentally, without turning your head towards it or looking for it
Out of the corner of her eye she saw the dog running towards her.
9.) (just) around/round the corner
a) near
There's a bus stop just around the corner.
b) likely to happen soon
Economic recovery is just around the corner.
10.) turn the corner
to start to become successful or to feel better or happier, after a time when you have been unsuccessful, ill, or unhappy
We knew Dad had turned the corner when he started complaining about the hospital food.
11.) fight your corner/fight sb's corner
BrE to try very hard to defend yourself in a discussion or argument, or to do this for someone else
My line manager supports me, and says she's willing to fight my corner.
12.) cut corners
to save time, money, or energy by doing things quickly and not as carefully as you should
Don't try to cut corners when you're decorating.
13.) cut a corner
to go across the corner of something, especially a road, instead of staying next to the edges
14.) have/get a corner on sth
to be the only company, organization etc that has a particular product, ability, advantage etc
London does not have a corner on film festivals.
The company admitted reducing prices to get a corner on the market .
corner 2
corner2 v
1.) [T]
to force a person or animal into a position from which they cannot easily escape
Once the dog was cornered, he began to growl.
2.) [T]
to go to someone who is trying to avoid you, and make them listen to you
Later, he cornered Jenny on the stairs and asked her what was wrong.
3.) corner the market
to gain control of the whole supply of a particular kind of goods
They've been trying to corner the market by buying up all the wheat in sight.
4.) [I]
if a car corners, it goes around a corner or bend in the road

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