Definition of caning in English:


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Pronunciation: /kʌɪnɪŋ/

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  • 1A beating with a cane as a punishment: the schoolboy received £8000 damages for a caning received nine years ago
  • 1.1British informal A resounding defeat or severe reprimand: the team suffered a caning at Blackburn

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