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care for sb

phrasal verb with care uk   /keər/  us   /ker/ verb [I]

(PROTECT/PROVIDE FOR)

B1 to protect someone or something and provide the things they need, especially someone who is young, old, or ill: The children are being cared for by a relative. She can't go out to work because she has to stay at home to care for her elderly mother. It's good to know that the dogs will be well cared for while we're away.
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(LIKE)

formal to love someone and feel romantic towards them: You know I care for you, Peter.
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