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Definition of cancel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cancel
    he / she / it cancels
    past simple canceled ()cancelled
    -ing form canceling ()cancelling
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  1. 1[transitive] cancel something to decide that something that has been arranged will not now take place All flights have been canceled because of bad weather. The wedding was canceled at the last minute. Don't forget to cancel the newspaper (= arrange for it not to be delivered) before going away. compare postpone
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] cancel (something) to say that you no longer want to continue with an agreement, especially one that has been legally arranged to cancel a policy/subscription Is it too late to cancel my order? The U.S. has agreed to cancel debts (= say that they no longer need to be paid) totaling $10 million. No charge will be made if you cancel within 10 days.
  3. 3[transitive] cancel something to mark a ticket or stamp so that it cannot be used again
  4. Phrasal Verbscancel out
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cancel

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