Definition of can verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    can2

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kæn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they can
    BrE BrE//kæn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæn//
     
    he / she / it cans
    BrE BrE//kænz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kænz//
     
    past simple canned
    BrE BrE//kænd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kænd//
     
    past participle canned
    BrE BrE//kænd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kænd//
     
    -ing form canning
    BrE BrE//ˈkænɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1can something (especially North American English) to preserve food by putting it in a can
  2. 2can somebody (North American English, informal) to dismiss somebody from their job synonym fire, sack
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: can