- a place or angle where two or more sides or edges meet；an area inside a room, box, or square-shaped space, near the place where two or more edges or surfaces meet
- force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape；detain (someone) in conversation, typically against their will
verb: corner, 3rd person present: corners, gerund or present participle: cornering, past tense: cornered, past participle: cornered
noun: corner, plural noun: corners
- 1. a 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 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
- 2. a 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
- ▪ a position in which one dominates the supply of a particular commodity.
- 3. short for corner kick
- 4. 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. each of the two parallel sides of home plate, which are perceived as defining the vertical edges of the strike zone.
- 1. force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape the man was eventually cornered by police dogs 同義詞
- ▪ detain (someone) in conversation, typically against their will I managed to corner Gary for fifteen minutes
- 2. control (a market) by dominating the supply of a particular commodity whether they will corner the market in graphics software remains to be seen 同義詞
- ▪ establish a corner in (a commodity) you cornered vanadium and made a killing
- 3. (of a vehicle) go around a bend in a road no squeal is evident from the tires when cornering fast