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capable of (doing something)

Able to do something. I don't think I'm capable of going for a walk right now—my back hurts too much. I know I was shocked—I didn't think Caroline was capable of saying such hurtful things.
See also: capable, of
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capable of doing something

having the ability to do something. Do you think Tom is capable of lifting 200 pounds? No one I know is capable of such a crime!
See also: capable, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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