the can

Definition of the can

US, informal

  1. 1 :  the part of the body that one sits on :  buttocks If you ask me, what he needs is a good kick in the can.

  2. 2 :  a room with a toilet :  bathroom He locked himself in the can and wouldn't come out.

  3. 3 :  toilet sitting on the can

  4. 4 :  a prison or jail The cops threw him in the can.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  know, understand

    :  to be able to do, make, or accomplish

    :  to have knowledge or skill

  1. :  a usually cylindrical receptacle:

    :  a vessel for holding liquids

    :  a drinking vessel

  1. :  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

  1. : canceled; cancellation

    : cannon

    : canto


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