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
The team was tracking how invasive, poisonous cane toads were adversely impacting the reptiles.Monitor lizards’ huge burrow systems can shelter hundreds of small animals|Jake Buehler|January 19, 2021|Science News
Some of them are walking with canes or in wheelchairs or scooters.Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal|by Alec MacGillis|January 17, 2021|ProPublica
It came from watching Miss Chrishy discuss the meaning of work at the family store and hearing workers in sugar cane fields discuss wages.
It was Miss Chrishy’s love of discussing business and politics — as well as his experience spending summers on his maternal grandparents’ sugar cane farm — that shaped a curiosity about labor economics that became his life passion.
Not far from Jaysinge, 14-year-old Manohar Padwi was loading chopped sugar cane into the same truck.Schools in India have been closed since March. The costs to children are mounting.|Parth M.N., Joanna Slater, Niha Masih|December 30, 2020|Washington Post
But out of respect for the royal blood, the Dauphin has credited a townsman with that which happened to the Lady of Cany.Droll Stories, Complete|Honore de Balzac
Some came from a distance of thirty miles, from Goderville, from Normanville, and from Cany.Madame Bovary|Gustave Flaubert
He embraced his nephew, called Luquin and Larame to cany him, and went out with Reine.The Knight of Malta|Eugene Sue
Vantano, knowing how hazardous it would be for him to cany off his prey, determined to destroy it!Rule of the Monk|Giuseppe Garibaldi
"Your fighter squadron will cross over the French coast here, at Cany," he began.Dave Dawson with the Commandos|R. Sidney Bowen
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