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Synonyms of corner in English:


  • 1 the cart lurched round the corner
    bend, curve, arc, kink, dog-leg, crook, deviation, turn, turning, junction, fork, intersection;
    angle, projection, apex, cusp;
  • 2 Benjamin hustled me away to a corner
    crevice, cavity, hole, hollow, indentation;
    secret place, hideaway, hideout
    informal hidey-hole
  • 3 this corner of Italy is famed for its superb cooking
  • 4 society and its rules had trapped him in a corner
    predicament, plight, tricky situation, ticklish situation, awkward situation, tight corner, tight spot, spot of trouble, bit of bother, difficulty, problem, puzzle, quandary, dilemma, muddle, mess, quagmire, mire, mare's nest, dire straits;
    with nowhere to turn;
    West Indian  comess
    informal pickle, jam, stew, fix, hole, scrape, bind, fine kettle of fish, hot water, how-do-you-do
  • Phrases

    (just) around the corner
  • 1 my sister Gillian lives just around the corner
    close by, nearby, very near, near here, not far away, a short distance away, in the neighbourhood, close at hand, within walking distance, within reach, on the doorstep
  • 2 better times are just around the corner
    coming, coming soon, coming up, approaching, close, imminent, forthcoming, brewing, in prospect, in the offing, in the wings, in the wind, on the way, on the horizon, nearly on us, close at hand, at hand
    informal on the cards
  • verb

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  • 1 the wolf had cornered his prey and was moving in for the kill
    drive into a corner, run to earth, run to ground, bring to bay, cut off, block off, trap, hem in, shut in, pen in, close in, enclose, surround;
    capture, catch, waylay, ambush
    archaic ambuscade
  • 2 crime syndicates have cornered the stolen car market
    gain control of, gain dominance of, take over, control, dominate, monopolize, capture
    informal hog, sew up
    archaic engross
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