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Definition of can verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    see also can1Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they can
    he / she / it cans
    past simple canned
    -ing form canning
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  1. 1can something to preserve food by putting it in a metal or glass container
  2. 2can somebody (informal) to dismiss someone from their job synonym fire
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: can