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Be able to,
  1. Be able to
    • - they can run fast
    • - I could hear footsteps
    • - he can't afford it
  2. Be able to through acquired knowledge or skill
    • - I can speak Italian
  3. Have the opportunity or possibility to
    • - there are many ways vacationers can take money abroad
  4. Used to express doubt or surprise about the possibility of something's being the case
    • - he can't have finished
    • - where can she have gone?
  5. Be permitted to
    • - you can use the phone if you want to
    • - nobody could legally drink on the premises
  6. Used to ask someone to do something
    • - can you open the window?
    • - can't you leave me alone?
  7. Used to make a suggestion or offer
    • - we can have another drink if you like
  8. Used to indicate that something is typically the case
    • - antique clocks can seem out of place in modern homes
    • - he could be very moody
  1. A cylindrical metal container
    • - a garbage can
    • - a can of paint
  2. A small steel or aluminum container in which food or drink is hermetically sealed for storage over long periods
    • - soup cans
  3. The quantity of food or drink held by such a container
    • - he drank two cans of beer
  4. Prison

  5. The toilet

  1. Preserve (food) in a can

  2. Dismiss (someone) from their job
    • - he was canned because of a fight over promotion
  3. Reject (something) as inadequate
    • - the editorial team was so disappointed that they canned the project

  1. airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  2. preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
  3. displace: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
  4. the quantity contained in a can
  5. a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
  6. buttocks: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
  7. Çan is a town and district of Çanakkale Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 52,929 of which 28,878 live in the town of Çan. The district covers an area of , and the town lies at an elevation of .
  8. Can, also known as Inner Space, is a Can album released in 1979. Former bassist Holger Czukay's involvement with this album is limited to tape editing. It is considered Can's last proper album, with the exception of the reunion album Rite Time.
  9. Can was an experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first "krautrock" groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated strong minimalist and world music elements into their often psychedelic music.
  10. Ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN) is the inorganic compound with the formula (NH4)2Ce(NO3)6. This orange-red, water-soluble salt is widely used as an oxidising agent in organic synthesis and as a standard oxidant in quantitative analysis.
  11. Nuclear pore complex protein Nup214 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the NUP214 gene.
  12. In the English language, a modal verb is an auxiliary verb that can be used to change the grammatical mood of a sentence. The key way to identify a modal verb is by its defectiveness (they have neither participles nor infinitives).
  13. A more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids, usually of steel or aluminium; A container used to carry and dispense water for plants (a watering can); A tin-plate canister, often cylindrical, for preserved foods such as fruit, meat, or fish; toilet, bathroom; buttocks; headphones; To know ...
  14. Alternative spelling of Can.
  15. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Canada; The IATA airport code for the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangdong, China
  16. Cast nylon film (see Nylon). Used mostly for thermoformable packaging applications.
  17. do an action with respect to an assertion (knowing to have the practical possibility to do the action with respect to the assertion at hand)
  18. To preserve food by sealing it in airtight containers. The food is processed either in a water bath or pressure canner.
  19. This designation in front of a CSA, CGSB or ULC represents that it is a Canadian national standard.
  20. The hole. The cup. The place to put your putts. When you sink a putt, you canned it.
  21. in the…, building a…. An item is finished ahead of deadline: it’s in the can. If you’re doing a number of Christmas baggers, you’re building a holiday can.
  22. A buoy, used to mark a channel, colored green or black and given an odd number.
  23. An informal term for the edge and components of an electric sign. Some sign companies buy ready-made cans and only manufacture the faces of electric signs. Also called sign cabinet.
  24. Cooperative Agreement Notice. This kind of call results in a cooperative agreement (as opposed to a grant or contract) which might be used to develop a research institute, an extensive educational/public outreach activity or provide technology transfer to develop a capability to enhance U.S. ...
  25. Conditions, actions & needs to be reported to the Incident Commander.