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cane

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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canecane1 /keɪn/ ●○○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 cane.jpg [uncountable]TI thin pieces of the stems of plants, used for making furniture and baskets 🔊 a cane chair 🔊 cane furniture2 [countable]DLG a long thin stick made from the stem of a plant, used for supporting other plants in a garden3 [countable]D a long thin stick with a curved handle that you can use to help you walk4 [countable]SES a stick that was used in the past by teachers to hit children with as a punishment 🔊 Children knew that if they misbehaved they would get the cane.
Examples from the Corpus
cane• Anselm: it was his arms, in a cane roller.• He was walking slowly with a cane.• a cane and wicker rocker• The old lady took her cane and began banging on the door in the partition in back of her.• He tapped one of his canes with impatience.• Don't leave unvarnished wicker or cane outside.• raspberry canes• I think Policemen should carry small canes, which I think would probably be very effective.• Use a small split cane the width of the seed tray to make a series of depressions in the levelled compost.• Rosa was sitting in a white cane chair by the window, nursing a baby in her arms.get the cane• Not true: if you got the cane, generally it was well deserved.
canecane2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PUNISHto punish someone, especially a child, by hitting them with a stick2 → cane it→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cane• However, there is no point investing for the long term at the risk of being caned in the short term.• Clare was less often caned than Lilian, as she was more intelligent.• The prefects had the power to cane you on the hand with a ruler.
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Verb table
cane
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycane
he, she, itcanes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycaned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave caned
he, she, ithas caned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad caned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cane
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have caned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam caning
he, she, itis caning
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you, we, theyare caning
Past
I, he, she, itwas caning
you, we, theywere caning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been caning
he, she, ithas been caning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been caning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be caning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been caning
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