drive into a corner

force into a corner, force into a situation that is hard to escape from, corner

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drive into — phr verb Drive into is used with these nouns as the object: ↑corner, ↑frenzy …   Collocations dictionary

  • Corner — Cor ner, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cornered} ( n?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cornering}.] 1. To drive into a corner. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corner — 1. corner [ kɔrne ] v. <conjug. : 1> • 1080 « sonner du cor »; de corne I ♦ 1 ♦ V. intr. Sonner d une corne, d une trompe. Vieilli Automobiliste qui corne. ⇒ avertir, klaxonner. 2 ♦ V. tr. Loc. fam. Corner qqch. aux oreilles, dans les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • corner — /kawr neuhr/, n. 1. the place at which two converging lines or surfaces meet. 2. the space between two converging lines or surfaces near their intersection; angle: a chair in the corner of the room. 3. a projecting angle, esp. of a rectangular… …   Universalium

  • corner — /ˈkɔnə / (say kawnuh) noun 1. the meeting place of two or three converging lines or surfaces. 2. the space between two or three converging lines or surfaces near their intersection; angle. 3. a projecting angle of a solid object: I bumped my head …   Australian English dictionary

  • corner — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French cornere, from corne horn Date: 13th century 1. a. the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet ; angle b. the place of intersection of two streets or roads c. a piece designed to form …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corner — cor•ner [[t]ˈkɔr nər[/t]] n. 1) the place at which two converging lines or surfaces meet 2) the space between two converging lines or surfaces near their intersection; angle 3) a projecting angle, esp. of a rectangular figure or object 4) the… …   From formal English to slang

  • corner — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. angle; nook, niche; control, monopoly; predicament; tight spot. See angularity, possession, difficulty. cut corners II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A projecting edge] Syn. ridge, sharp edge, projection, angle; …   English dictionary for students

  • corner — 1. noun 1) the cart lurched around the corner Syn: bend, curve, crook, dog leg; turn, turning, jog, junction, fork, intersection; hairpin turn 2) a charming corner of Italy Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • corner — I. n. 1. Angle, bend, elbow, crotch, knee, cusp. 2. Nook, recess, niche, retired place, secret place. 3. Part, quarter. II. v. a. (Colloq.) 1. Drive into a corner. 2. Nonplus, pose, confound, confuse, puzzle, per …   New dictionary of synonyms

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