corner

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corner is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
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Noun[change]

Singular
corner

Plural
corners

  1. A corner is the place where two lines or edges meet.
    They live on the corner of Main Street and Dundas.
    Just put it on the table in the corner of the room.
  2. In business, a corner is a monopoly.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
corner

Third-person singular
corners

Past tense
cornered

Past participle
cornered

Present participle
cornering

  1. To corner someone is to get someone into a place where he or she cannot leave.
    Jessy cornered him in the supply room and wouldn't let him leave.
  2. To go around corners.
    The car really corners well. Turns are easy for it.

Synonyms[change]

  • (Get someone where he or she cannot leave) trap
  • (go around corners) turn

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