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English noun: cane

1. cane (artifact) a stick that people can lean on to help them walk

Broader (hypernym)walking stick

Narrower (hyponym)malacca, malacca cane, swagger stick, sword cane, sword stick

2. cane (plant) a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

Broader (hypernym)stalk, stem

Narrower (hyponym)malacca, rattan, rattan cane, sugar cane, sugarcane

3. cane (artifact) a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

Broader (hypernym)switch

English verb: cane

1. cane (contact) beat with a cane

ExamplesThey want to cane the prisoners

Synonymsflog, lambast, lambaste

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

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