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1 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)
  • please call to cancel your appointment with the dentist if you can't make it

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3 to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it
  • canceled the check and wrote a new one

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The first known use of cancel was in the 14th century

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“Cancel.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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to insert between existing elements

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