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cane

noun uk   /keɪn/ us  
[C or U] the long, hard, hollow stem of particular plants such as bamboo, sometimes used to make furniture or support other plants in the gardenParts of plants [C] a long stick used especially by old, ill, or blind people to help them walkPoles, rods, shafts and sticks [S] a long, thin stick used in the past as a school punishmentPoles, rods, shafts and sticksPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments

cane

verb [T] uk   /keɪn/ us  
to hit a child at school with a stick as a punishmentPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
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