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can't

uk   /kɑːnt/ us    /kænt/
short form of cannot: Speak up! I can't hear you. often used to suggest that someone should do a particular thing, especially when it seems the obvious thing to do: Can't you just take the dress back to the shop if it doesn't fit?
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