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verb [transitive]     can pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecanning
past tensecanned
past participlecanned
  1. 1
    to preserve food in metal containers by storing it without air
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  2. 2
    American informal to sack someone
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    used in Malaysian English to say that something is possible or acceptable

    "Can I have one fried noodles please?" "Can."

    Submitted by Anthony from Malaysia on 28/02/2012




to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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