UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kænd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kænd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kand)

From the verb can: (⇒ conjugate)
canned is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (For the transitive verb)
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (For the transitive verb)
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. canned [fruit, meat, corn, vegetables, tomatoes]
  2. donate canned [goods, food]
  3. canned [dog, cat, pet] food
  4. canned in [water, juice]
  5. canned for freshness
  6. canned or [frozen, bottled, fresh, cooked, dried]
  7. the [producers, studio] used canned [music, laughter]
  8. gave a canned speech
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. can [see, hear, smell, tell]
  2. can [count to ten, speak French, play the piano]
  3. can't [swim, drive, read]
  4. can be [used, found, done]
  5. can be [difficult, hard, tough] (to)
  6. can only [think, hope, imagine]
  7. things can only [get better, improve]
  8. you can [be sure, count on me]
  9. [I, we] can safely say (that)
  10. [I, we] can only hope (that)
  11. I can't [swim, be bothered, even]
  12. (it) can take [hours, days, up to]
  13. you can talk!
  14. can the [vegetables, jam]
  15. canning [vegetables] for [winter, the year]
  1. a [beer, paint, soda] can
  2. [a tin, an aluminum] can
  3. a watering can
  4. put your cans in the recycling
  5. recycle your cans
  6. would you like a can of soda?
  7. opened a can of [beans, tomatoes, soup]
  8. slang: was [thrown, tossed] into the can
  9. slang: was locked up in the can
  10. slang: sent to the can for [20 years, life]
  11. slang: need to [use, go to] the can
  12. slang: am going to open a can of whoop ass on you
  13. you don't want to open that can of worms
  14. the [scene, episode, movie] is in the can
  15. carried the can for the [error, mistake, defeat, loss]
n as adj
  1. a can [opener, crusher]
  2. can recycling
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