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can         

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1]  
  (unstressed)  
      vb   past   , could   takes an infinitive without: to or an implied infinitive, used as an auxiliary  
1    to indicate ability, skill, or fitness to perform a task  
I can run a mile in under four minutes     
2    to indicate permission or the right to something  
can I have a drink?     
3    to indicate knowledge of how to do something  
he can speak three languages fluently     
4    to indicate the possibility, opportunity, or likelihood  
my trainer says I can win the race if I really work hard     
     (Old English cunnan; related to Old Norse kunna, Old High German kunnan, Latin cognoscere to know, Sanskrit janati he knows; see ken, uncouth)  
See at may  
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can          [2]  
      n  
1    a container, esp. for liquids, usually of thin sheet metal  
a petrol can, beer can     
2    another name (esp. U.S.) for rin (metal container)  
3      (Also called)    canful   the contents of a can or the amount a can will hold  
4       a slang word for       prison  
5      (U.S. and Canadian)      a slang word for       toilet       buttocks  
6      (U.S. navy)      a slang word for       destroyer  
7      (Naval, slang)   a depth charge  
8    a shallow cylindrical metal container of varying size used for storing and handling film  
9    can of worms  
Informal   a complicated problem  
10    in the can  
a    (of a film, piece of music, etc.) having been recorded, processed, edited, etc.  
b    Informal   arranged or agreed  
the contract is almost in the can     
11    carry the can      See       carry       37  
      vb   , cans, canning, canned  
12    to put (food, etc.) into a can or cans; preserve in a can  
13    tr     (U.S.)  
slang   to dismiss from a job  
14    tr     (U.S.)  
informal   to stop (doing something annoying or making an annoying noise) (esp. in the phrase can it!)  
     (Old English canne; related to Old Norse, Old High German kanna, Irish gann, Swedish kana sled)  

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tin  
      n  
1    a metallic element, occurring in cassiterite, that has several allotropes; the ordinary malleable silvery-white metal slowly changes below 13.2°C to a grey powder. It is used extensively in alloys, esp. bronze and pewter, and as a noncorroding coating for steel. Symbol: Sn; atomic no.: 50; atomic wt.: 118.710; valency: 2 or 4; relative density: 5.75 (grey), 7.31 (white); melting pt.: 231.9°C; boiling pt.: 2603°C  
   Related adjs       stannic       stannous  
2      (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    can          an airtight sealed container of thin sheet metal coated with tin, used for preserving and storing food or drink  
3    any container made of metallic tin  
4    fill her tins     (N.Z.)   to complete a home baking of cakes, biscuits, etc.  
5      (Also called)    tinful   the contents of a tin or the amount a tin will hold  
6      (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)   corrugated or galvanized iron  
a tin roof     
7    any metal regarded as cheap or flimsy  
8      (Brit)   a loaf of bread with a rectangular shape, baked in a tin  
9    Slang   money  
      vb   , tins, tinning, tinned   tr  
10    to put (food, etc.) into a tin or tins; preserve in a tin  
11    to plate or coat with tin  
12    to prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface  
     (Old English; related to Old Norse tin, Old High German zin)  
  tinlike      adj  


ash can  
      n      a U.S. word for       dustbin     (Also called)    garbage can, ash bin, trash can  
Ash Can School  
      n   a group of U.S. painters including Robert Henri and later George Bellows, founded in 1907, noted for their depiction of the sordid aspects of city life  
can          [1]     (unstressed)  
      vb   past   , could   takes an infinitive without: to or an implied infinitive, used as an auxiliary  
1    to indicate ability, skill, or fitness to perform a task  
I can run a mile in under four minutes     
2    to indicate permission or the right to something  
can I have a drink?     
3    to indicate knowledge of how to do something  
he can speak three languages fluently     
4    to indicate the possibility, opportunity, or likelihood  
my trainer says I can win the race if I really work hard     
     (Old English cunnan; related to Old Norse kunna, Old High German kunnan, Latin cognoscere to know, Sanskrit janati he knows; see ken, uncouth)  
See at may  
can          [2]  
      n  
1    a container, esp. for liquids, usually of thin sheet metal  
a petrol can, beer can     
2    another name (esp. U.S.) for rin (metal container)  
3      (Also called)    canful   the contents of a can or the amount a can will hold  
4       a slang word for       prison  
5      (U.S. and Canadian)      a slang word for       toilet       buttocks  
6      (U.S. navy)      a slang word for       destroyer  
7      (Naval, slang)   a depth charge  
8    a shallow cylindrical metal container of varying size used for storing and handling film  
9    can of worms  
Informal   a complicated problem  
10    in the can  
a    (of a film, piece of music, etc.) having been recorded, processed, edited, etc.  
b    Informal   arranged or agreed  
the contract is almost in the can     
11    carry the can      See       carry       37  
      vb   , cans, canning, canned  
12    to put (food, etc.) into a can or cans; preserve in a can  
13    tr     (U.S.)  
slang   to dismiss from a job  
14    tr     (U.S.)  
informal   to stop (doing something annoying or making an annoying noise) (esp. in the phrase can it!)  
     (Old English canne; related to Old Norse, Old High German kanna, Irish gann, Swedish kana sled)  
can.  
      abbrev. for  
1      (Music)   canon  
2    canto  
Can.  
      abbrev. for  
1    Canada  
2    Canadian  
can buoy  
      n     (Nautical)   a buoy with a flat-topped cylindrical shape above water, marking the left side of a channel leading into a harbour: red in British waters but green (occasionally black) in U.S. waters  
   Compare       nun buoy  
can-opener  
      n      another name for       tin-opener  
can't  
      vb contraction of   cannot  
Can Tho  
      n   a town in S Vietnam, on the River Mekong. Pop.: 215587 (1992 est.)  
catch-as-catch-can  
      n  
1    a style of wrestling in which trips, holds below the waist, etc., are allowed  
      adj  
      adv  
2      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   using any method or opportunity that comes to hand  
garbage can  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian name for       dustbin     (Also called)    ash bin, ash can, trash can  
jerry can  
      n   a flat-sided can with a capacity of between 4.5 and 5 gallons used for storing or transporting liquids, esp. motor fuel: originally a German design adopted by the British Army during World War II  
     (C20: from Jerry)  
tin can  
      n   a metal food container, esp. when empty  
trash can  
      n      a U.S. name for       dustbin     (Also called)    ash can, garbage can  
watering can  
      n   a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle used to sprinkle water over plants  

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open a can of worms exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact

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adv.
Very quickly; almost instantaneously
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
n.
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
id.
Expression used when faced with somebody else's stupidity or inadequacy. It can be used to convey dismay, disappointment, ridicule, or disapproval.
[Hum.];[Fam.] When someone does something stupid, instinctively, your palm hits your own face or forehead. That entire series of action is now reduced to a single word: facepalm.
n.
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
n.
tempting someone with promise of reward (an attractive person in general) to reveal information or to test one's partner loyalty, faithfulness : can be for lovers, business partners, espionage
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
n.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
exp.
Built up System within the web, whereby one’s web assts can be gathered and stored.
[Tech.]
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
Anarchists in Spain have chosen basis delegates in 1936. Similar delegates have been chosen during many struggles of the people : shop stewards in UK, revocable delegates in Italy during the 70th.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
n.
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
n.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
n.
law of evolution, only the fittest survive, the ones that can adapt
id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
exp.
the show is over, you can go home, the main purpose of your presence is gone
was used in Elvis concerts to prevent people from waiting an encore
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
exp.
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession
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