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modal verb
  1. 1
    have the ability or means to do something
  2. 2
    used for saying what is possible
    1. b.
      used for saying that it is possible to do something

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  3. 3
    used when only one opinion, meaning, or decision is possible

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  4. 6
    to be allowed to do something, or to have the right or power to do it

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  5. 7
    spoken used in requests, or when offering or suggesting something

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  6. 11
    spoken used for saying what someone will have to do, when you are annoyed with them or do not approve of them

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