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(Entry 1 of 2)

2 to let go from office, service, or employment
  • the cashier was summarily canned for stealing from the registers

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Synonyms & Antonyms of can (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a metal container in the shape of a cylinder
  • the shelter stores huge cans of water for an emergency

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2 a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
  • the racketeers were rounded up and thrown in the can

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3 a room furnished with a fixture for flushing body waste
  • I excused myself and asked if I could use the can

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4 the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • he fell on the ice and landed on his can

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The first known use of can was before the 12th century

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“Can.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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