Definition of can verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    can2

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kæn//
     
    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. 1 can something to preserve food by putting it in a metal or glass container
  2. 2 can somebody (informal) to dismiss someone from their job synonym fire
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: can