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Part of speech: Verb

To be able; to possess power physically, morally, or mentally; used as an auxiliary verb.

Part of speech: Verb

To put up in metal vessels for preservation.

Part of speech: Noun

A metal vessel of small size, for holding liquids or preserving solids.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


Part of speech: Participle


Usage examples "can":
  • " Andresen can have it," says Sivert. - "Growth of the Soil", Knut Hamsun.
  • What I can do I will. - "The Tides of Barnegat", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  • Oh no; how can I? - "Amy Herbert", Elizabeth Sewell.