Definition of can't in English:

can't

contraction

  • Cannot.

    • ‘I can't do any more to save the company money and rid the area of the blot on the landscape.’
    • ‘If savings must be made why can't they start at the top instead of the bottom every time?’
    • ‘It just blew me away and I can't be grateful enough to my brother who bought it for me.’
    • ‘I do wonder why people can't just accept that we all want to worship God in our own ways?’
    • ‘There comes a point where you can't work any harder and you have to look at other things.’
    • ‘You know you have those days when you just can't get rid of a particular song from your head?’
    • ‘He seems to have had so much Botox injected that he can't move his top lip at all or his forehead.’
    • ‘Donna has been ill through all this and Emily can't work as she has to look after her.’
    • ‘We can't just come off stage and go to our hotel rooms and be quiet, that's just not us.’
    • ‘Scratch my head as I may, I can't come up with a poem that does it in a way that suits my mood.’
    • ‘If you can't pop along to see it, you can check it out from the comfort of your own home with the web cam.’
    • ‘Police say it is a vicious circle, if we arrest and fine them they can't pay the fines.’
    • ‘Norris is only four months old and he can't fly very far because he gets easily tired.’
    • ‘The first law of tax relief is that you can't get the relief if you don't pay the tax.’
    • ‘At the end of the day, we can't force them to open it, but we can stop them doing this.’
    • ‘It is also a problem for plumbing students who can't find firms ready to take them on.’
    • ‘The bottom line of what is being said here is still why can't women be more like men?’
    • ‘It is good for kids to know that they can't always win in sport, in games and in life.’
    • ‘We feel that we can't ban all headwear as some people wear them as part of their culture.’
    • ‘She needs a fence as she has been burgled twice and her children can't play out there.’

Pronunciation:

can't

/kɑːnt/