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English definition of “can”

can

verb [T] (CONTAIN)   /kæn/ (-nn-)
to preserve food by putting it into a can or into a jar (= glass container) from which the air is removed: They can all kinds of fruit. slang If you get canned, you are dismissed from your job: No, I’m not on vacation – I got canned last week.
(Definition of can verb (CONTAIN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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