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can as in preserve in a can or tin
  • "tinned foods are not very tasty"

Synonyms

  • tin plate with tin ; preserve in a can or tin; prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface ; a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking ; metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour ; airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  • put up place so as to be noticed; mount or put up; construct, build, or erect; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; make available for sale at an auction; preserve in a can or tin; provide housing for; provide; propose as a candidate for some honor
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can as in terminate the employment of
  • "discharge from an office or position"
  • "The boss fired his secretary today"
  • "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

Synonyms

  • displace cause to move, usually with force or pressure; take the place of or have precedence over; terminate the employment of; cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  • fire the event of something burning (often destructive); the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) ; feelings of great warmth and intensity; fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; a severe trial; intense adverse criticism; start firing a weapon ; cause to go off; bake in a kiln so as to harden; terminate the employment of; go off or discharge; drive out or away by or as if by fire; call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); destroy by fire; provide with fuel; generate an electrical impulse; become ignited; start or maintain a fire in
  • give notice terminate the employment of; inform (somebody) of something
  • dismiss bar from attention or consideration; cease to consider; stop associating with; terminate the employment of; end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave; declare void
  • give the axe terminate the employment of; terminate a relationship abruptly
  • send away stop associating with; terminate the employment of
  • sack plunder (a town) after capture; terminate the employment of; make as a net profit; put in a sack; a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases ; an enclosed space; the quantity contained in a sack ; any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry) ; a woman's full loose hiplength jacket ; a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist ; the plundering of a place by an army or mob; the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  • force out a putout of a base runner who is required to run; force to leave (an office) ; terminate the employment of; force or drive out; press, force, or thrust out of a small space; expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process; cause to come out in a squirt; force with the thumb; emit or cause to move with force of effort
  • give the sack terminate the employment of
  • terminate bring to an end or halt; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; be the end of; terminate the employment of
can as in airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

    Synonyms

    • tin plate with tin ; preserve in a can or tin; prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface ; a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking ; metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour ; airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
    • tin can informal term for a destroyer ; airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
    can as in the quantity contained in a can

      Synonyms

      • canful the quantity contained in a can
      can as in a buoy with a round bottom and conical top

        Synonyms

        • can buoy a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
        can as in 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?"

        Synonyms

        • buttocks the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • nates the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • arse the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; vulgar slang for anus
        • butt lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; to strike, thrust or shove against; place end to end without overlapping; thick end of the handle ; the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots ; a victim of ridicule or pranks ; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at ; finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping ; a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons) ; the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
        • backside the side of an object that is opposite its front; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • bum of very poor quality; ask for and get free; be lazy or idle; a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; a vagrant; person who does no work; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • buns the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • fundament the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; lowest support of a structure
        • hindquarters the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
        • hind end the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • keister the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • posterior located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure ; coming at a subsequent time or stage; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; a tooth situated at the back of the mouth
        • prat the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • rear located in or toward the back or rear; stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; look after a child until it is an adult; rise up; cause to rise up ; construct, build, or erect; the back of a military formation or procession; the side of an object that is opposite its front; the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; the side that goes last or is not normally seen
        • rear end the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • rump the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks ; fleshy hindquarters; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • stern the rear part of a ship ; United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920) ; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; severe and unremitting in making demands; severely simple
        • seat show to a seat; be able to seat; place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; put a seat on a chair ; provide with seats; place or attach firmly in or on a base; place in or on a seat; a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; furniture that is designed for sitting on; any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised) ; the location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based; the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body; a part of a machine that supports or guides another part ; the cloth covering for the buttocks
        • tail go after with the intent to catch; remove or shorten the tail of an animal ; remove the stalk of fruits or berries ; the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body ; the time of the last part of something; any projection that resembles the tail of an animal ; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements ; (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head ; the rear part of an aircraft ; the rear part of a ship
        • tail end the time of the last part of something; any projection that resembles the tail of an animal ; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • tooshie the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • tush the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • bottom situated at the bottom or lowest position; the lowest rank; provide with a bottom or a seat; strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom ; come to understand ; the lower side of anything ; the lowest part of anything; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; the second half of an inning; a depression forming the ground under a body of water; low-lying alluvial land near a river ; a cargo ship
        • behind having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; in or to or toward the rear; remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from; of timepieces; in or into an inferior position; in debt
        • derriere the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
        • fanny the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; external female sex organs
        • ass the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; a pompous fool ; hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse ; slang for sexual intercourse
        can as in a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

          Synonyms

          • toilet a room or building equipped with one or more toilets ; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination ; misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; the act of dressing and preparing yourself
          • commode a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination ; a tall elegant chest of drawers
          • crapper a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
          • pot plant in a pot; metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination ; the quantity contained in a pot ; a container in which plants are cultivated ; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker) ; slang for a paunch ; a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; street names for marijuana
          • potty a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination ; a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom ; marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness; (British informal) trivial; slightly intoxicated
          • stool lure with a stool, as of wild fowl ; react to a decoy, of wildfowl ; grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers ; have a bowel movement; a simple seat without a back or arms ; solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels ; (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings ; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
          • throne sit on the throne as a ruler ; put a monarch on the throne; the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination ; the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
          can as in a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

            Synonyms

            • toilet a room or building equipped with one or more toilets ; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination ; misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; the act of dressing and preparing yourself
            • lavatory a room or building equipped with one or more toilets ; a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
            • lav a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
            • john a room or building equipped with one or more toilets ; youngest son of Henry II; (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; a prostitute's customer ; the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
            • privy hidden from general view or use; (followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known; a room or building equipped with one or more toilets ; a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
            • bathroom a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet ; a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

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