verb (used with object), caned, can·ing.
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Origin of cane
OTHER WORDS FROM canecanelike, adjectivecany, adjectivere·cane, verb (used with object), re·caned, re·can·ing.un·caned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for cane
If you’ve eaten a candy cane in the US, the red stripe is likely to have come from a tray like the one to the right.In pictures: the factory where candy gets its colors|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Candy canes are fine and all, but we all know that peppermint is best when paired with chocolate.These no-bake peppermint chocolate bars bring holiday cheer to your cookie plate|Edd Kimber|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
He also earned the equivalent of twice the average man’s annual wages selling kitchen slops with Washington’s permission, and some of this money was spent on a gold-headed cane.George Washington’s 1795 Thanksgiving celebrated liberty. But the chef behind the feast had none.|Ramin Ganeshram|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Humans brought the toads to Mauritius — an island east of Madagascar, roughly 2,000 kilometers from mainland Africa — in 1922 to devour cane beetles.Guttural toads shrank by a third after just 100 years on two islands|Jake Buehler|November 19, 2020|Science News
July Perry was captured in a sugar cane field near his house and shot several times.A Forgotten Election Day Massacre in Florida That Still Haunts Today|Sean Braswell|October 23, 2020|Ozy
Fortunately, no one has been caned over the head as the national debate continues full bore.
Lieutenant Katte, who had aided him in getting away, having been kicked and caned, was sent to a court-martial192 to be tried.Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
And not content with this, he seized his cane and caned her down stairs most unmercifully.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
On the right of the entrance a study, which he shared with Herbert: here the boys would be caned—he hoped not often.The Longest Journey|E. M. Forster
Most of them hated it like thunder, and they used to be caned when they didn't recite it right.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
I caned him; he took this ill, and challenged me to fight with pistols.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck|Baron Trenck
British Dictionary definitions for cane (1 of 2)
- the long jointed pithy or hollow flexible stem of the bamboo, rattan, or any similar plant
- any plant having such a stem
- strips of such stems, woven or interlaced to make wickerwork, the seats and backs of chairs, etc
- (as modifier)a cane chair