From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a bend/fence/corner etctake a bend/fence/corner etcDRIVEto try to get over or around something in a particular wayHe took the bend at over 60 and lost control. →take
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take a bend/fence/corner etc• Riding to hounds, taking fences and obstacles along a routedictated by the fox is a very skilled activity.• But Jackmanaged to have Baileytaking a corner - and then Bailey heading the flag-kick into the net.• He was also taking fencing, just because it was new and different.• Vi took a cornerseat farthest away from the door.• We took a cornertable and sat down.• They take corners to the far post and have a directshot at goal from a freekick.• Next time she came ... He began fantasising and had to take avoidingaction 81 when he took a corner too wide.• Lucker has not been taking corners well.