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  1. can't

    The English modal verbs are a subset of the English auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.). They can be distinguished from other verbs by their defectiveness (they do not have participle or infinitive forms) and by their neutralization (that they do not take the ending -(e)s in the third-person singular). The principal English modal verbs are can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, and must. Certain other verbs are sometimes classed as modals; these include ought, had better, and (in certain uses) dare and need. Verbs which share only some of the characteristics of the principal modals are sometimes called "quasi-modals", "semi-modals", or "pseudo-modals".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Can't

    a colloquial contraction for can not

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Can't

    känt, a colloquial contraction for Cannot.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of can't in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of can't in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of can't in a Sentence

  1. Rena Singer:

    Incredible things are going on in Rwanda when it comes to women's land rights, if women can't inherit land, we see the continuation of inequality between genders. The only way most poor people get resources in their lifetime is to inherit - they don't have the money to purchase land.

  2. David Lipman:

    That's what really makes that crave-able flavor when you start start to cook it, it's this sort of bloody... I can't even begin to describe it.

  3. League Junior Minister Claudio Durigon:

    ArcelorMittal has asked not to be held responsible for problems caused by (Ilva's) previous owners, the government can't just say 'no' as an answer.

  4. Kyle Kuzma:

    I don’t know if we got juju issues around here, every game is something different — injuries, mishaps. Can’t complain, can’t dwell, can’t have excuses.

  5. Rory McIlroy:

    I can't explain it, it's been a week of very mixed emotions but I'm sitting here looking at this trophy going, 'How the hell did it happen?'.

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