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English definition of “cancel”

cancel

verb     /ˈkæn.səl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
B1 [I or T] to decide that an organized event will not happen, or to stop an order for goods or services that you no longer want: They've had to cancel tomorrow's football match because of the bad weather. The 7.10 train to London has been cancelled. to cancel a magazine subscriptionCancelling and interrupting [T] to mark a stamp to show that it has been used and cannot be used againThe postal system
(Definition of cancel verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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