meaning of can't

can't meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1706, contraction of are unable to.

can't meaning in General Dictionary

A colloquial contraction for can't.

Sentence Examples with the word can't

I go to bed after two in the morning, thoughts come and I can't sleep but toss about till dawn, because I think and can't help thinking, just as he can't help plowing and mowing; if he didn't, he would go to the drink shop or fall ill.

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