Meaning of CANCEL in English

CANCEL

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a flight is cancelled (= a flight that was due to go somewhere does not go )

All flights have been cancelled due to fog.

cancel a booking

If you wish to cancel your booking, you must do it in writing.

cancel a reservation

She called the restaurant and cancelled the reservations.

cancel an appointment

He had to cancel all his afternoon appointments.

cancel an engagement

He instructed his secretary to cancel all his engagements.

cancel sb’s leave (= stop people taking leave )

The Police Department cancelled all leave because of the emergency.

cancel your plans

The weather got worse, and we had to cancel our plans to have the party outdoors.

cancel your subscription

Please give a month's notice if you are cancelling your subscription.

cancel/end/terminate a contract

The buyer has three days in which to cancel the contract.

cancel/stop a cheque (= stop a cheque from being paid to someone )

Don't forget to phone the bank and cancel that cheque.

write off/cancel a debt (= say officially that it does not have to be paid )

The bank finally agreed to write off the debt.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

out

And she had been pretty on that slab, all the influences of birth and upbringing cancelled out .

Creation is not cancelled out by redemption.

Retributive punishment restores the balance by cancelling out this advantage with a commensurate disadvantage.

The pattern is one of random steps, which by the laws of statistics tend to cancel out over longer periods.

But Sepp said continuing the mortgage and charitable deductions at the same time would cancel out the increase from investment taxes.

Ballantyne scored a try which cancelled out a strike by Mike Debusk then sent in Keith Johnston for a second.

■ NOUN

agreement

However, one disadvantage of a forward contract is that it can not be cancelled without the agreement of both counterparties.

appointment

The fact is, I cancelled the appointment so now I have a morning at home to myself.

After 1 have one of those, I just get my secretary to cancel my appointments and drive me home.

Two days earlier I'd cancelled an appointment with a psychic healer, thinking perhaps I should leave well enough alone.

Then he hung up immediately, phoned his office and cancelled his afternoon appointments .

He cancelled his appointments for a week, and stayed in the Loire, spending each day with the boy.

She had cancelled all other appointments .

booking

If you have to cancel a booking , please let us know as soon as possible.

It was after you decided that we'd have to cancel our bookings for Venice next March because of the exchange rate.

On two consecutive years the venue, one used for many conferences, tried to cancel our booking .

concert

Well, maybe we should cancel the whole concert .

contract

This must be returned within five days, otherwise we reserve the right to cancel the contract .

If you try to cancel the magazine contract , watch out.

The customer is given the right to cancel the contract during the cooling-off period.

Some of these ISPs have tried to cancel contracts with spammers, but revocation can be costly.

It can also threaten to cancel federal contracts with any firms that refuse to change.

debt

Giving him his liberty would not cancel his debt however.

If Banks could be persuaded to cancel debts , it would make a great difference to the countries concerned.

It wants child poverty abolished in 20 years; it aims to cancel third world debt .

Imams or Christs, Mahdis or Messiahs were there to cancel all debts , atone for all insults.

decision

However, if a decision to cancel was going to be made it would have to be made now.

engagement

Perhaps he'd simply cancelled whatever social engagements he had when he'd realised that his brother needed sorting out?

He had been prepared to cancel an engagement at London's Victoria and Albert Museum if a satisfactory outcome was reached.

Midge, who had cancelled none of her engagements , asked Patrick if he would accompany her in Stevie's place.

Now the 60-year-old film star has cancelled all her engagements until the end of the year.

But the prince was still in pain today and was forced to cancel the engagement .

event

And the local council is urging Oxfam to cancel the event , fearing the hippies will return.

His security chief has now advised him to cancel the events planned at Coroa Vermelha.

holiday

If necessary, we will offer you the opportunity to transfer to an alternative holiday or cancel the holiday without penalty.

Cancellation by us may be necessary in exceptional circumstances and we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to cancel your holiday .

We reluctantly cancelled our holiday and we have been offered a full refund.

meeting

He had to cancel a meeting at Camp David, complaining of a stubborn cold and hoarse throat.

Prices were lifted after budget negotiators in Washington cancelled meetings today and delayed talks aimed at reaching a balanced-budget agreement.

If certain key individuals have still not arrived start without them or cancel the meeting .

For a moment his heart sank, as he thought she might be cancelling their meeting .

operation

A reset button may be used to cancel operation and a further pushbutton switch used to trigger the unit at any time.

It is desirable for the text editor to have the ability to cancel the latest operation performed.

S2 may subsequently reset the bistable and cancel operation .

The most obvious solution was simply to cancel the operation as the weather was totally unsuitable for parachuting.

order

The company, a maker of database software, said its customers were cancelling orders in fear of recession.

His wife on hearing of this is displeased, so to maintain matrimonial harmony, he sends a telex cancelling his order .

If they still don't arrive, you're entitled to cancel your order .

plan

Yasuda Fire &038; Marine cancelled its plans for offering 50m new shares.

Consumers were calling lenders to cancel refinancing plans , delay buying homes and seek advice on their loans.

Its 495-326 vote had the effect of curbing Mr Yeltsin's authority and cancelling his plans for an April referendum.

He was prepared to cancel his plans for civil disobedience and wanted to discuss the matter with the Viceroy.

She was certain Barbara would come, even if she had to cancel other plans .

If you have to cancel or change your plans , you may be charged a cancellation fee.

policy

General Accident may cancel this policy by sending seven days notice by recorded delivery to your last known address.

We can also cancel this policy straight away if you do not pay the premium or any instalment of the premium.

This does not affect your statutory rights imposed by law, which will allow you to cancel your policy within 14 days.

project

The company is also said to be cancelling personal computer-based projects and turning its resources elsewhere.

Growing costs and poor management, however, nearly forced then President Clinton to cancel the project in 1993.

Minnesota's Oak Park Heights Prison cancelled a telemarketing project because of fears that inmates might menace customers.

show

And last week they cancelled the Danny Baker show because of it.

Other stations demanded that we cancel the show in the national interest.

They can cancel those shows between 6 a. m. and 10 p. m., when children are most likely to be watching.

Last month, Mellencamp had to cancel shows in Detroit and Pittsburgh because of physical exhaustion.

So much so that for cricket internationals, they cancel the best show .

subscription

I seriously considered cancelling my subscription .

Subsequently we cancelled all the subscriptions .

You may also cancel your subscription at any time.

Some readers have cancelled their subscriptions because of her.

Obviously we shall have to cancel these subscriptions unless our grant is restored to the previous year's level.

trip

So, although it was an important meeting, I cancelled the trip .

Prominent Republicans, including Bob Dole, advised the President publicly to cancel the trip .

For one thing, she wouldn't wait for him to cancel their trip to Monpazier.

This is disappointingly high and the Shropshire Railway Society has already cancelled its proposed trip .

visit

She didn't blame her father for being disgruntled when she'd cancelled Anna's visit .

Mr Major, meanwhile, cancelled a scheduled visit to Manchester to watch the Test match and worked on his speech instead.

When the staff at Bloomfield criticize the Profitboss for cancelling a visit three times running, he accepts it as constructive advice.

■ VERB

decide

The hospital decided to cancel the whole deal.

It was decided to cancel the Manchester landing and fly direct to Prestwick.

So why am I disturbed that Temple University decided last month to cancel a series of public radio commentaries by Abu-Jamal?

The new Kennedy administration had decided to cancel Skybolt.

force

But the prince was still in pain today and was forced to cancel the engagement.

Without counsel, Val was forced to cancel a due process hearing, asking it be postponed until she could get representation.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a canceled check

Classes were canceled for the day.

I called and canceled the order.

I forgot to cancel my doctor's appointment.

The comedy was canceled after just four episodes.

They were forced to cancel the concert when the conductor became ill.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And she had been pretty on that slab, all the influences of birth and upbringing cancelled out.

But the changes eventually could cancel almost a dozen station construction flights aboard the shuttle and several additional components.

Hamilton said that, depending on how the students fared emotionally Tuesday morning, he might cancel classes in the afternoon.

The project had been cancelled by Labour for lack of public funds.

Waiting lists started to lengthen as operations were cancelled.

We spent hours on the phone Thursday evening working through the guest-list to tell people the party was cancelled.

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