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

 

cane

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//keɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cane
BrE BrE//keɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪn//
 
he / she / it canes
BrE BrE//keɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪnz//
 
past simple caned
BrE BrE//keɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪnd//
 
past participle caned
BrE BrE//keɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪnd//
 
-ing form caning
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪnɪŋ//
 
 
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cane somebody to hit a child with a cane as a punishment Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek kanna, kannē, of Semitic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cane