can

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkæn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kæn; unstressed kən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kan; unstressed kən)

Inflections of 'can' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
can
v aux present
could
v aux past
could
v aux conditional
cans
v 3rd person singular (For the transitive verb)
canning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (For the transitive verb)
canned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (For the transitive verb)
canned
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)

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: be able
Synonyms:
be able to, be capable of, could, know how to, manage to, have the ability to, have the chance to, be up to (informal), be ready, willing and able to (informal), be allowed to, be permitted to, have permission to, have the right to, have the skills to, have the power to, be in a position to, be equal to, may , might
Sense: Verb: preserve
Synonyms:
preserve , bottle , put sth in jars, make preserves from, make jam from, make jelly from (US), make chutney from
Sense: Verb: dismiss from a job - US, slang
Synonyms:
fire (informal), lay off, sack (UK, informal), let sb go (informal), make sb redundant (UK), dismiss , terminate , ax (US, informal), show sb the door (informal), send sb packing (slang), give sb the boot (slang), give sb the elbow (slang), pink-slip (US, informal), give sb their P45 (UK, informal), discharge
Sense: Verb: stop - US, slang
Synonyms:
stop , cease , cut , cut out (slang), quit (informal), knock off (slang), halt , drop , put a stop to, end , lay off (slang), desist from, discontinue, break , break off, break up, put an end to, do away with (slang), put the kibosh on (informal)
Sense: Noun: canister
Synonyms:
canister , tin , tin can, container , receptacle, drum , barrel , metal can, aluminum can (US), aluminium can (UK), steel can, food can, drinks can, trash can (US), garbage can (US), vessel, pot
Sense: Noun: prison - preceded by 'the', slang
Synonyms:
prison , jail , big house (slang), joint (slang), lockup (informal), coop (slang), jailhouse (US), penitentiary, gaol (UK, historical), stir (slang), the slammer (slang), high-security prison, secure unit, young offenders' institution (UK), borstal (UK, historical), juvie (US, informal), juvenile detention center (US), youth detention center, youth detention centre (UK)
Sense: Noun: toilet - preceded by 'the' - US, slang
Synonyms:
bathroom (US), restroom (US), toilets (UK), water closet (UK), WC (UK), lavatory (UK), ladies' room, men's room, the ladies' (informal), the gents' (informal), the little boy's room (slang), the little girl's room (slang), john (US, slang), potty (US, slang), latrine, facilities (euphemism), toilet facilities, women's toilets (UK), ladies' toilets (UK), gentlemen's toilets (UK), loo (UK, informal), privy (UK, dated)
Sense: Noun: buttocks
Synonyms:
buttocks, butt (US, slang), bottom (informal), behind (informal), bum (UK, informal), rear , rear end (informal), caboose (slang), booty (slang), tush (US, slang), tushie (US, slang), seat (informal), backside (informal), hiney (US, informal), rump, ass (US, vulgar, slang), arse (UK, vulgar, slang), derriere (humorous), butt cheeks (US, slang), fanny (US, slang), posterior (euphemism, informal), haunches, keister (US, dated, slang), keester (US, dated, slang)

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