Thesaurus / can
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
From Bungay in Suffolk comes the news that a water-wagtail has built its nest in a milk-can.
When he waded past Captain Can-dage he heard the old skipper trying to comfort the girl, his voice low and broken by sobs.
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.
"I can smell something in this weather that's worse than scorched-on hasty pudding," stated Captain Can-dage.
He felt that he could show something tangible and hopeful to the parties whom Captain Can-dage might be able to solicit.
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.
WORDS RELATED TO CAN
- boot out
- give notice to
- give someone his or her walking papers
- give someone the ax
- give someone the gate
- give someone the pink slip
- give the ax
- give the gate
- give the heave-ho
- give walking papers
- give warning
- kick out
- lay off
- let go
- let out
- put away
- send packing
- show someone the door
- shut out
- turn away
- wash out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.