Definition of carry the canBritish, informal
- He made the error, but she was left to carry the can.
- Taxpayers will carry the can for the renovations.
: to move while supporting : transport
: to convey by direct communication
: conduct, escort
: carrying power
: the act or method of carrying
: know, understand
: to be able to do, make, or accomplish
: to have knowledge or skill
: a usually cylindrical receptacle:
: a vessel for holding liquids
: a usually metal typically cylindrical receptacle usually with an open top, often with a removable cover, and sometimes with a spout or side handles (as for holding liquid or trash)
: to put in a can : preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars
: to hit (a golf shot) into the cup
: to hit (a shot) in basketball
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