cap

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'CAP': /ˌsiːeɪˈpiː/; 'cap': /ˈkæp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kæp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kap)


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

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [baseball, winter, sun, flat, fisherman's] cap
  2. a [nurse's, major's] cap
  3. a [shower, bathing] cap
  4. his cap fell off his head
  5. the wind blew off his cap
  6. is always wearing a cap
  7. went to his [boss, teacher, father] (with) cap in hand
  8. collects bottle caps
  9. [open, unlock, unscrew, screw on, remove, replace] the gas cap
  10. somebody's [removed, stolen] my hub caps
  11. [damaged, shot] his knee caps
  12. take off the cap
  13. take the cap off
  14. put the cap (back) on
  15. put on the cap
  16. the cap doesn't fit (right)
  17. can you take the cap off (for me)?
  18. a cap of snow on the [top, summit, mountain]
  19. the [polar, polar ice, ice] caps (are melting)
  20. a [salary, player] cap
  21. have reached the [salary] cap
  22. put a cap on the [amount, quantity, number, sum]
  23. put a cap in his [chest, ass]
  24. sport: the player has [50, 100] international caps
  25. sport: he won [50] international [rugby, football] caps
v
  1. cap the [jar, bottle]
  2. cap the [jar] [tightly, after]
  3. the [interest rate, growth, price, spending] was capped at
  4. the [hilltops, mountains, cliffs] were capped with snow
  5. capped off a [good, great, wonderful] [week]
  6. we capped (off) the day with a
  7. to cap it all off
  8. sport, UK: [youngest, oldest, most recent] player to be capped
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