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Synonyms for corner

Synonyms for corner

exclusive control or possession

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Synonyms for corner

a place off to the side of an area

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the point where two lines meet or intersect

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an interior angle formed by two meeting walls

the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect

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a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade

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a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

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a projecting part where two sides or edges meet

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a remote area

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(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building

gain control over

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force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

turn a corner

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The kick that Greaser's got is something God-awful," Danny gasped in his corner to his adviser while his handlers worked frantically over him.
The first was the best room, and in it were Lucie's birds, and flowers, and books, and desk, and work-table, and box of water-colours; the second was the Doctor's consulting-room, used also as the dining-room; the third, changingly speckled by the rustle of the plane-tree in the yard, was the Doctor's bedroom, and there, in a corner, stood the disused shoemaker's bench and tray of tools, much as it had stood on the fifth floor of the dismal house by the wine-shop, in the suburb of Saint Antoine in Paris.
made Natasha approach more swiftly to what was lying in the corner.
McCaskey arose heavily, and went toward the dish closet, with the corners of her mouth drawn down.
As Smythe took the handles and they turned the great corner of the street, Angus was amused to see a gigantesque poster of "Smythe's Silent Service," with a picture of a huge headless iron doll, carrying a saucepan with the legend, "A Cook Who is Never Cross.
I saw that you couldn't, and that's the reason I told you to take your seat, and left him in the corner.
With those words Mercy Merrick shrank back into her corner and changed the subject.
Mary asked no more questions but waited in the darkness of her corner, keeping her eyes on the window.
Half-dead with fright, and trembling in every limb, the poor children lay down to sleep on a heap of straw in the corner of the hut; but they dared not close their eyes, and scarcely ventured to breathe.
I went to the corner, startled, and saw Montgomery,--his face scarlet, his hair disordered, and the knee of his trousers torn.
His idea of bringing the Emersons to Windy Corner struck her as decidedly good, and she carried through the negotiations without a hitch.
At last she tossed him to a corner where he limply lay cursing and weeping.
He paid two dollars and a half a month rent for the small room he got from his Portuguese landlady, Maria Silva, a virago and a widow, hard working and harsher tempered, rearing her large brood of children somehow, and drowning her sorrow and fatigue at irregular intervals in a gallon of the thin, sour wine that she bought from the corner grocery and saloon for fifteen cents.
A few cheers heralded the advent of several young fellows, in shirt- sleeves, carrying buckets, bottles, and towels, who crawled through the ropes and crossed to the diagonal corner from her.
In one corner was the bed, a high, old-fashioned one, with four dark, low- turned posts.