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corner

cor·ner

corner

 
 
pronunciation:
kor nr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
cut corners
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the place where two lines or surfaces meet to form an angle.
the corner of the room
definition 2: the intersection of two paths, roads, or streets.
the corner of Madison Street and Washington Avenue
definition 3: an awkward position from which escape is difficult.
Telling all those lies really put him in a corner.
similar words:
strait
definition 4: a remote or obscure place or region.
a far corner of the earth
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phrase: cut corners
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cornered, cornering, corners
definition 1: to provide with convergent sides or edges.
definition 2: to force into a corner.
definition 3: to put in an awkward or difficult position.
They were cornered by the bear.
definition 4: to obtain control of.
They cornered the gold market.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move or drive around a corner.
The car cornered too fast.
definition 2: to merge together or be stationed at a corner.
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