- 1[transitive, often passive] corner somebody/something to get a person or an animal into a place or situation from which they cannot escape The man was finally cornered by police in a garage. If cornered, the snake will defend itself.
- 2[transitive] corner somebody to go toward someone in a determined way, because you want to speak to them I found myself cornered by her on the stairs. the market
- 3[transitive] corner the market (in something) to get control of the trade in a particular type of goods They've cornered the market in silver. of vehicle/driver
- 4 [intransitive] to go around a corner The car has excellent cornering (= it is easy to steer around corners).
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NAmE//ˈkɔrnər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they corner
he / she / it corners
past simple cornered
-ing form cornering