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synonyms for can

  • bottle
  • bucket
  • canister
  • jar
  • package
  • aluminum
  • cannikin
  • gunboat
  • receptacle
  • tin
  • vessel
  • gutbucket
  • pop top
See also synonyms for: canned / canning
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How to use can in a sentence

From Bungay in Suffolk comes the news that a water-wagtail has built its nest in a milk-can.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
When he waded past Captain Can-dage he heard the old skipper trying to comfort the girl, his voice low and broken by sobs.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
He kept his worms there, between his cap lining and his hair; it saved the trouble of a bait-can.
THIRTY YEARS IN AUSTRALIAADA CAMBRIDGE
"Mind old Jerry's ghost doesn't catch hold of you," cried her waggish brother Jack, as she crossed the threshold, tea-can in hand.
LITTLE FOLKS (NOVEMBER 1884)VARIOUS
Bob, Bob, massa him want can-noo go see great big ship mighty quick.
DUFFELSEDWARD EGGLESTON
"I can smell something in this weather that's worse than scorched-on hasty pudding," stated Captain Can-dage.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
He felt that he could show something tangible and hopeful to the parties whom Captain Can-dage might be able to solicit.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
He feels about with his hands and finds the flint, and steel, and the tinder, and kindles a small fire under the tea-can.
TRANS-HIMALAYA, VOL. 2 (OF 2)SVEN HEDIN
Hurriedly taking off her bodice, she crouched at the boiler while the water ran slowly into her lading-can.
SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
The dance in question, which the Gold Hill editor describes as "a higher order of the famous 'Can-can,'" is new to us.
PUNCHINELLO, VOL. 1, NO. 7, MAY 14, 1870VARIOUS
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO CAN

  • block
  • can
  • check
  • delay
  • drop
  • end
  • freeze
  • halt
  • hinder
  • hold
  • inhibit
  • interrupt
  • knock off
  • obstruct
  • prevent
  • restrain
  • restrict
  • retard
  • scrub
  • shut down
  • stall
  • stay
  • suppress
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