Can't Can't A colloquial contraction for can not. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • can't — [ka:nt US kænt] 1.) the short form of cannot ▪ Sorry, I can t help you. ▪ You can swim, can t you? 2.) used to say that something is impossible or unlikely ▪ You can t miss it it s a huge building …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • can't — [ kænt ] short form the usual way of saying or writing CANNOT. This is not often used in formal writing: Can t you come a little earlier? Why can t we? They can t be serious! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • can't — [[t]kɑ͟ːnt, AM kæ̱nt[/t]] Can t is the usual spoken form of cannot …   English dictionary

  • can't — (can not) v. not able, unable, not capable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • can't — 1706, contraction of CANNOT (Cf. cannot) …   Etymology dictionary

  • can't — Date: 15th century can not …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • can't — /kant, kahnt/ contraction of cannot. Usage. See can1, cannot, contraction. * * * …   Universalium

  • can't — cant …   American English homophones

  • can't — cant …   Anagrams dictionary

  • can't — cantaloup n …   English expressions

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