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can

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of can

  1. 1 a metal container in the shape of a cylinder the shelter stores huge cans of water for an emergency Synonyms of can barrel, canister (also cannister), drum, tin Words Related to can bucket, pail; cannikin; tin can

  2. 2 a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody the protesters were rounded up and thrown in the can Synonyms of can bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, jail, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]Words Related to can bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk(s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training schoolNear Antonyms of can outside

  3. 3 a room furnished with a fixture for flushing body waste excuse me, I need to use the can Synonyms of can bath, bathroom, bog [British], toilet, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, washroom, water closetWords Related to can commode, pan [British], pot; garderobe, jakes, outhouse, privy; half bath, powder room; ladies [chiefly British], ladies' room, men's room

  4. 4 the part of the body upon which someone sits she claims a guy on the subway gave her a pinch on the can Synonyms of can backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, buttocks, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], nates, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tush [slang]Words Related to can beam, stern; moon [slang]


can

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of can

  1. 1 slang  to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end can the chatter, or I'm kicking you out of this library Synonyms of can break, break off, break up, stop [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, shut offWords Related to can complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms of can carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  2. 2 to let go from office, service, or employment the cashier was summarily canned for stealing from the registers Synonyms of can ax (or axe), bounce, dismiss, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, turn offWords Related to can downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separateNear Antonyms of can keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruitAntonyms of can employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on



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