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cans

noun , plural of 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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bastilles, big houses [slang], bridewells, brigs, calabooses, clinks [slang], coolers, coops, guardrooms, hocks, holds, hoosegows, jailhouses, jails, joints [slang], jugs, lockups, nicks [British slang], penitentiaries, pens, pokeys [slang], prisons, quods [British slang], slammers, slams, stirs [slang], stockades, tolbooths [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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4 the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • he fell on the ice and landed on his can
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beams, sterns

moons [slang]


cans

verb , present tense third-person singular of can

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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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