Corner

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Definition

a corner: an angle, a point where two lines meet
noun
I hurt myself on the corner of the table. It's very sharp!
My house is located on the corner of this street. It's where Main Street meets Grovener Road.

to corner (someone, a market): to monopolize, to control, to block (someone, a market)
verb

Examples

  • "You've missed some trash over in that corner."
  • "In the pink corner, all the way from Oxford, England, Brian "the butcher" Jones!"
  • "And somewhere over there in the corner is Horatio Oléré, master perfumer and minority shareholder."
  • "I saw the cleaning man killing mice with his bare hands, and stacking them up in a pile in the corner."
  • "And in the leopard-skin corner, all the way from the Amazon, Horatio "the anaconda" Oléré!"
  • "Donna will be working Fridays from the corner office across from the coffee machine."
  • "On the corner is a banker with a motorcar, the little children laugh at him behind his back."
  • "There's a roaring fire in the corner."
  • "Hey, you in the corner, we haven't heard from you in a while."
  • "Also, I know that Philip is very attracted to the woman in the corner."

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