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Definition of cane verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    cane somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cane
    he / she / it canes
    past simple caned
    -ing form caning
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  1. to hit someone with a cane as a punishment
  2. NAmE//ˈkeɪnɪŋ//
    noun [uncountable, countable] the abolition of caning in schools
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cane