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1a place or angle where two or more sides or edges meet:Jan sat at one corner of the table an area inside a room, box, or square-shaped space, near the place where two or more edges or surfaces meet:he drove the ball into the corner of the net a place where two streets meet:an apartment on the corner of 199th Street and Amsterdam Avenue [as modifier]:the corner house a difficult or awkward situation:he found himself backed into a corner first or third base on a baseball diamond:two outs, with runners on the corners a sharp bend in a road:serious racers want a car that is fast going into and out of the corners 2a part, region, or area, especially one regarded as secluded or remote:they descended on the college from all corners of the world his wisdom was disseminated to the four corners of the earth figurativeshe couldn’t bear journalists prying into every corner of her life a position in which one dominates the supply of a particular commodity. 4 Boxing
& Wrestling each of the diagonally opposite ends of the ring, where a contestant rests between rounds.
a contestant’s supporters or seconds:Hodkinson was encouraged by his corner 5 Baseball each of the two parallel sides of home plate, which are perceived as defining the vertical edges of the strike zone.
verb [with object]
1force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape:the man was eventually cornered by police dogs detain (someone) in conversation, typically against their will:I managed to corner Gary for fifteen minutes 2control (a market) by dominating the supply of a particular commodity:whether they will corner the market in graphics software remains to be seen establish a corner in (a commodity):you cornered vanadium and made a killing 3 [no object] (of a vehicle or driver) go around a bend in a road:no squeal is evident from the tires when cornering fast