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noun [countable] corner pronunciation in British English /ˈkɔː(r)nə(r)/
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  1. 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 car park.
    right-hand/left-hand corner: That’s me, in the bottom right-hand corner of the picture.
    1. 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. 2
    a place where two roads or paths meet
    on/at the corner: I get my newspaper from the shop on the corner.
    turn the corner (=go around it): As she turned the corner into Bank Street, she saw us.
    street corner: people begging on street corners
  3. 3
    the end of your mouth or eye
    corner of: A tear trickled from the corner of her eye.
    The corners of his mouth turned down disapprovingly.
  4. 4
    a small area away from the centre, 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. 5
    a difficult situation that you cannot easily escape from
    The government is in a corner on the subject of taxes.
    tight corner (=difficult situation): We’ve got out of tighter corners than this!
    back/force someone into a corner: They had me forced into a corner, and I had to admit the truth.



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