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cane

noun
 
 
/keɪn/
STEM [C, U] the long, hard, hollow stem of some plants, sometimes used to make furnitureParts of plantsPoles, rods, shafts and sticksPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingCommon plants
WALK [C] a long stick used by people to help them walkPoles, rods, shafts and sticksHandicap and the disabled
PUNISH [C] UK a long stick used in the past to hit children at schoolPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
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