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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 7
1. A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.
2. A vessel or case of tinned iron or of sheet metal, of various forms, but usually cylindrical; as, a can of tomatoes; an oil can; a milk can.
3. an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [ See Gan.]
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To preserve by putting in sealed cans
Part of Speech: verb transitive, intransitive
2. To be able to do; to have power or influence.
Examples of usage:
  • Oh, what can I do for him? - "Indian Summer", William D. Howells.
  • And can you not see? - "Stories of Childhood", Various.
  • If I can, you can. - "The Romantic", May Sinclair.
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