cane

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkeɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/keɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kān)


Inflections of 'cane' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
canes
v 3rd person singular
caning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
caned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
caned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

cane

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [raw, sugar, bamboo] cane
  2. [eat, get, extract] sugar (straight) from cane
  3. [harvest, grow] the cane
  4. a candy cane
  5. [uses, needs] a walking cane
  6. uses a cane for [trekking, walking]
  7. uses a cane to [walk, get about]
  8. [used, raised] his cane to point [out, at]
  9. used her cane to [get up, steady herself]
  10. [hit, beat, poked, prodded, jabbed, tripped] me with her cane
  11. canes for blind people
  12. (as) straight as a cane
  13. [got, was given] the cane from [his father, the principal]
  14. The [chair, table, stool] is made of cane.
n as adj
  1. (raw or) cane sugar
  2. cane [fields, production, plantations]
  3. cane [chairs, furniture]
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