"cane" in the noun sense
a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment
"cane" in the verb sense
1. cane, flog, lambaste, lambast
beat with a cane
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