Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cane

3 senses of cane

Sense 1
cane -- (a stick that people can lean on to help them walk)
       => walking stick -- (a stick carried in the hand for support in walking)

Sense 2
cane -- (a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane)
       => stalk, stem -- (a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)

Sense 3
cane -- (a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment)
       => switch -- (a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cane

1 sense of cane

Sense 1
cane, flog, lambaste, lambast -- (beat with a cane)
       => beat, beat up, work over -- (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students")

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