From cannabalize. To remove something off of one piece of machinery or equipment to make another work.
Machinery being canned from does not have to be broken.

One of my headlights went out, so I canned one off my brother's car.

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  • canned — [kænd] adj 1.) canned food is preserved in a round metal container British Equivalent: tinned ▪ canned tomatoes ▪ canned fruit 2.) canned music/laughter music or laughter that has been recorded and is used on television or in radio programmes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • canned — [ kænd ] adjective canned food has been preserved in a metal container without air: canned beans/peaches …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • canned — ☆ canned [kand ] adj. 1. preserved in airtight cans or jars 2. Slang a) recorded for reproduction, as on radio or TV [canned commercials] b) prepared for publication in a number of newspapers simultaneously [a canned editorial] …   English World dictionary

  • canned — adj. 1. Recorded; in contrast with {live}; used of sound or video broadcasts. Syn: filmed, taped, tape recorded. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. Sealed in a can or jar. Syn: tinned. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canned — canned; Canned; …   English syllables

  • canned — ► ADJECTIVE 1) preserved in a sealed can. 2) informal, chiefly derogatory (of music, applause, etc.) pre recorded …   English terms dictionary

  • Canned — The term canned may refer to:* Canned is an episode of Rocko s Modern Life * The canning of food (invented by Francesco Cirio) * Withdrawing/removing something, or putting it on hold (as in The idea to move office has been canned as it s way too… …   Wikipedia

  • canned — консервированный canned sausage консервированные сосиски canned juice консервированный в банках сок canned frankfurters консервированные сосиски canned subsistence консервированные продукты canned button mushrooms консервированные грибы …   English-Russian travelling dictionary

  • canned — [[t]kænd[/t]] adj. 1) coo preserved in a can or jar: canned peaches[/ex] 2) inf recorded or prerecorded: canned music; canned laughter[/ex] 3) inf prepared in advance for repeated use: a canned speech[/ex] 4) sts Slang. drunk • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • canned — 1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ I’ll drive. I’m too canned to walk. □ Man, am I canned! 2. mod. having to do with prerecorded laughter or applause that is added to the sound track of a television program. □ Canned laughter really sounds phony …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Canned — Can Can, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Canned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Canning}.] To preserve by putting in sealed cans [U. S.] Canned meats W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster] {Canned goods}, a general name for fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish, preserved in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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