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can

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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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bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jail, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]

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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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bath, bathroom, bog [British], cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, toilet, washroom, water closet

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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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beam, stern

moon [slang]


can

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1 slang to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end

  • can the chatter, or Iʼm kicking you out of this library
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have done with, put the kibosh on

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2 to let go from office, service, or employment

  • the cashier was summarily canned for stealing from the registers
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send packing, show the door (one)

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