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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gan imp. of Gin.  Began; commenced.
 Note:Gan was formerly used with the infinitive to form compound imperfects, as did is now employed. Gan regularly denotes the singular; the plural is usually denoted by gunne or gonne.
    This man gan fall (=\i.e., fell) in great suspicion.\=   --Chaucer.
    The little coines to their play gunne hie (=\i. e., hied).\=   --Chaucer.
 Note: Later writers use gan both for singular and plural.
    Yet at her speech their rages gan relent.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gin v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gan Gon (gŏn), or Gun (gŭn); p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.]  To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan. [Obs. or Archaic] “He gan to pray.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See gin
      [also: ganning, ganned]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
      2: a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose [syn: snare,
      3: a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
         [syn: cotton gin]
      4: a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards
         remaining in their hand total less than 10 points [syn: gin
         rummy, knock rummy]
      v 1: separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
      2: trap with a snare; "gin game"
      [also: ginning, ginned, gan]