Definition of can:

part of speech: verb

Can denotes power when joined to another verb, as, I can eat- that is, I have the power to eat.

part of speech: noun

A cup or other vessel made of metal.

Usage examples:

  • I can see it! Sax Rohmer in "The Sins of Séverac Bablon".
  • Miss Anstey you can see. Charles Weathers Bump in "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories".
  • But what can we do about it? Ralph Bonehill in "Leo the Circus Boy".
  • And what do you think we can do? Marie Belloc Lowndes in "Jane Oglander".

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