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verb [transitive] can pronunciation in British English /kæn/
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




used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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