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cancel

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈkænsəl/ ( present participle mainly UK cancelling, past tense and past participle cancelled, present participle US canceling, past tense and past participle canceled)
EVENT B1 to say that an organized event will not now happen: [often passive] The meeting has been cancelled.Cancelling and interruptingCausing something to endComing to an end
GOODS/SERVICES to stop an order for goods or services that you do not now wantBuying and selling in general
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