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English definition of “can”

can

noun (CONTAINER)    /kæn/
A2 [C] (UK also tin) a closed metal container , especially cylinder-shaped, in which some types of drink and food are sold : a can of soup / beans Containers for liquids and gases [C] (UK also tin) the amount of food or drink that is contained in a can: You'll need a can of tuna for this recipe .Informal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume [C] a metal container , especially one with a lid , handle , and shaped opening for pouring : an oil can a can of paint Containers for liquids and gases
(Definition of can noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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