[kant, kahnt]
contraction of cannot.
can't, cant, Kant.

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World English Dictionary
can't (kɑːnt)
contraction of

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Word Origin & History

1706, contraction of cannot.
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Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idioms beginning with can't, also see beggars can't be choosers; if you can't beat them, join them; you can't take it with you; you can't win them all. Also see under can.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
He's a blockhead who wants a proof of what he can't perceive.
If it is not literature, it is likely to be so heavy that you can't lift it.
Reviewers are forever telling authors they can't understand them.
Whatever he is, you can't get rid of him under the week.
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