Definition of can it in English:

can it

phrase

North American
informal
  • 1Stop talking; be quiet.

    ‘“Can it!” I growled’
    • ‘"Geez, Jack, can it, okay?"’
    • ‘"Can it, Rambo," cut in Mosely-Braun.’
    be quiet, keep quiet, stay quiet, be silent, keep silent, stay silent, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealed
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  • 2Stop doing something.

    ‘I told him to can it, ’cause he was getting to be annoying’
    • ‘I wish you had told them to can it, or at least walked away.’
    • ‘In response, The CEO told the ham radio guys to " can it ".’