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canned

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 using or marked by the use of something else as a basis or model
  • there's a canned quality to the screenplay that reminds you of countless other action movies

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2 slang being under the influence of alcohol
  • Driving home on New Year's Eve, she worried about other drivers who might be canned.

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canned

verb
past tense of can

Synonyms & Antonyms of canned (Entry 2 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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The first known use of canned was in 1856

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“Canned.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/canned. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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