cancel cancel  /ˈkæn səl/


  1. (n) a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  2. (v) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
  3. (v) make up for
  4. (v) declare null and void; make ineffective
  5. (v) remove or make invisible
  6. (v) make invalid for use

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  1. The high court permits troubled firms to cancel union pacts In most dictionaries, bankruptcy is a polite word for going belly up.
  2. If they start charging me an annual fee I will cancel the card.
  3. PTI has learned thatHouse Speaker Newt Gingrich, who in January had promised an unprecedented spirit of opennesson Capitol Hill, will cancel his daily press briefings.


  1. Bassist hospitalized: Mumford & Sons cancel shows as Ted Dwane undergoes surgery

    Mumford & Sons has had to cancel its show in Dallas tonight due to a medical emergency involving as bassist Ted Dwane was hospitalized.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Clarion-Ledger

  2. Mumford & Sons cancel shows due to illness, still scheduled to play Telluride Bluegrass Festival

    With a little more than a week until the band headlines Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Mumford & Sons has been forced to cancel three upcoming shows.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Mumford & Sons cancel New Orleans show; bass player has blood clot

    Mumford & Sons has been forced to cancel their New Orleans show because a blood clot on the brain was found in bassist Ted Dwane.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 8 New Orleans


  1. "You can't just say, 'World stop for a moment. I'm going to cancel everything,"' Huckabee said.
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: FOXNews

  2. "Words can't express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour," said guitarist Joe Perry.
    on Aug 14, 2009 By: Joe Perry Source: BBC News

  3. "Unfortunately, Freedom's willingness to proactively cancel flights in JFK at Delta's request for the benefit of Delta was held against Freedom and was used as the sole basis to terminate our contract," he said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jonathan G. Ornstein Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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