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cap

noun [C]  us   /kæp/

cap noun [C] (HAT)

a soft, light hat, esp. one with a curved part sticking out at the front: a painter’s cap My uncle must have a hundred baseball caps to choose from.

cap noun [C] (COVER)

a small lid or cover: a pen cap I can’t get the cap off this bottle. A cap is also a crown (= cover for a tooth).

cap noun [C] (EXPLOSIVE)

a small amount of explosive powder on a paper roll, used esp. in toy guns to make a loud noise

cap

verb [T]  us   /kæp/ (-pp-)

cap verb [T] (LIMIT)

to put a limit on expenses or amounts charged: Our mortgage is capped for five years.
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