"canning" in the verb sense
1. can, tin, put up
preserve in a can or tin
"tinned foods are not very tasty"
2. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
terminate the employment of discharge from an office or position
"The boss fired his secretary today"
"The company terminated 25% of its workers"
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