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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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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