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

 

cannon

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkænən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænən//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cannon
BrE BrE//ˈkænən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænən//
 
he / she / it cannons
BrE BrE//ˈkænənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənz//
 
past simple cannoned
BrE BrE//ˈkænənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənd//
 
past participle cannoned
BrE BrE//ˈkænənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənd//
 
-ing form cannoning
BrE BrE//ˈkænənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to hit somebody/something with a lot of force while you are moving He ran around the corner, cannoning into a group of kids. Word Origin late Middle English: from French canon, from Italian cannone ‘large tube’, from canna ‘cane, reed’, via Latin from Greek kanna, kannē, of Semitic origin.