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English definition of “can”

can

verb [T]
 
 
 
strong /kæn/ weak /kən, kn/ (-nn-)
PRODUCTION to put food or drink into a closed metal container to preserve it: canned dog foods.
US informal HR to remove someone from their job: After becoming partner in May of last year, she was canned five months later.
(Definition of can from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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