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uk   /ʃɑːnt/ us    /ʃænt/
short form of shall not: I shan't be able to come to your party. "Pick those books up immediately." "Shan't (= I refuse to)!"
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in Chinese (Traditional) XX…
in Russian сокращ. от shall not…
in Turkish shall not' yardımcı fiilinin kısa hâli…
in Polish -…
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