- the hollow jointed stem of a tall grass, especially bamboo or sugar cane, or the stem of a slender palm such as rattan.；any plant that produces canes.
- beat with a cane as a punishment；defeat heavily or punish severely
verb: cane, 3rd person present: canes, gerund or present participle: caning, past tense: caned, past participle: caned
noun: cane, plural noun: canes
- 1. the hollow jointed stem of a tall grass, especially bamboo or sugar cane, or the stem of a slender palm such as rattan.
- ▪ any plant that produces canes.
- ▪ stems of bamboo, rattan, or wicker used as a material for making furniture or baskets a cane coffee table
- ▪ short for sugar cane
- ▪ a flexible woody stem of the raspberry plant or any of its relatives raspberry canes
- 2. a length of cane or a slender stick, especially one used as a support for plants, a walking stick, or an instrument of punishment tie the shoot to a cane if vertical growth is required 同義詞
- ▪ a form of corporal punishment used in certain schools, involving beating with a cane wrong answers were rewarded by the cane
- 1. beat with a cane as a punishment Matthew was caned for bullying by the headmaster
- ▪ British informal defeat heavily or punish severely they have caned Essex and Durham in the Championship
- 2. British informal take (drink or drugs) in large quantities the others were probably out caning it in some bar