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can pronunciación 1
verb (past tense could )
1 to be able to Can you lift that?
2 to know how to He can play the guitar .
3 to feel able to; to feel it right to How can you believe that?
4 used to express surprise Can it really be that late?
5 used to express a possibility The weather can change so quickly .
6 to have permission to Can I take an apple?
7 used when asking for help, etc Can you give me the time? See also cannot, can't, could, couldn't.
[Anglo-Saxon cunnan to know]

can, may || Essentially, can denotes capability or capacity, and may denotes permission or opportunity. Because these two sets of meaning constantly overlap, the two words have become highly interchangeable, with can more versatile than may: Hospital trusts attract more staff and can determine their own pay rates. You can do it when you come home from work. In both these examples, may is also possible. || Both can and may are used to denote what is probable or habitual: A quiet river on a summer's day may be a raging torrent in February. Things can go dreadfully wrong at this stage. || When capability or capacity is predominant, can is used: I can't cope with life at the moment. Can you see the point I am trying to make?



can pronunciación 2
noun
1 a sealed container, usually of tin plate or aluminium, for food, fizzy drinks, etc.
2 a large container made of metal or another material, for holding liquids, eg oil or paint.
3 the amount a can will hold.
4 (the can) slang prison.
5 (usu the can) N Am, slang a lavatory.
verb (canned , canning ) to seal (food or drink) in metal containers in order to preserve it.
[Anglo-Saxon canne ]
carry the can colloq to take the blame.
in the can colloq completed; finished.


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pull
verb (pulled , pulling )
1 tr & intr to grip something or someone strongly and draw or force it or them towards oneself; to tug or drag.
2 (also pull something out or up) to remove or extract (a cork, tooth, weeds, etc) with this action.
3 to operate (a trigger, lever or switch) with this action.
4 to draw (a trailer, etc).
5 to open or close (curtains or a blind).
6 (often pull something on someone) to produce (a weapon) as a threat to them.
7 a tr & intr to row;
b intr (often pull away, off, etc ) said of a boat: to be rowed or made to move in a particular direction.
8 to draw (beer, etc) from a cask by operating a lever.
9 intr
a said of a driver or vehicle: to steer or move (in a specified direction) pulled right ;
b said of a vehicle or its steering: to go or direct (towards a specified direction), usually because of some defect.
10 sport in golf, football, etc: to strike (a ball) incorrectly, causing it to veer away from its intended course.
11 cricket to hit (a short-pitched ball) in front of the wicket on the leg side.
12 to execute strokes with (an oar) in rowing.
13 intr said of an engine or vehicle: to produce the required propelling power.
14 (usu pull at or on something) to inhale and exhale smoke from (a cigarette, etc); to draw or suck at it.
15 to attract (a crowd, votes, etc).
16 to strain (a muscle or tendon).
17 printing to print (a proof).
18 tr & intr , slang to pick up (a sexual partner).
noun
1 an act of pulling.
2 attraction; attracting force.
3 useful influence has some pull with the education department .
4 a drag at a pipe; a swallow of liquor, etc.
5 a tab, etc for pulling.
6 a stroke made with an oar.
7 printing a proof.
8 slang a sexual partner, especially a casual one.
[Anglo-Saxon pullian to pluck, draw or pull]
pull a fast one to trick or cheat someone.
pull something apart or to pieces
1 to rip or tear it; to reduce it to pieces.
2 to criticize it severely.
pull one's punches to be deliberately less hard-hitting than one might be.
pull the other one a dismissive expression used by the speaker to indicate that they are not being fooled by what has just been said.
pull someone up short
1 to check someone, often oneself.
2 to take them aback. Other idioms containing -pull- can be found under one of the other significant words, eg pull someone's leg is under leg.
pull ahead of or away from someone or something
1 to get in front of them or it; to gain a lead over them or it.
2 to leave them or it behind.
pull something back to withdraw it or make it withdraw or retreat.
pull something down to demolish (a building, etc).
pull in
1 said of a train: to arrive and halt at a station.
2 said of a driver or vehicle: to move to the side of the road.
pull someone in colloq to arrest them.
pull something in slang to make (money), especially a large amount.
pull something off colloq to arrange or accomplish it successfully pull off a deal .
pull something on to put on (an item of clothing) hastily.
pull out
1 to withdraw from combat, or from a competition, project, etc. See also pull-out.
2 intr said of a driver or vehicle: to move away from the kerb or into the centre of the road to overtake.
pull over said of a driver or vehicle: to move to the side of or off the road and stop.
pull round or through to recover from an illness.
pull together to work together towards a common aim; to co-operate.
pull up said of a driver, vehicle or horse: to stop.
pull someone up to criticize them or tell them off.
pull up on or with someone or something to catch up with or draw level with them or it.
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