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"tend" in British English

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tendverb

uk   us   /tend/
  • tend verb (BE LIKELY)

B2 [I] to be ​likely to ​behave in a ​particular way or have a ​particularcharacteristic: [+ to infinitive] We tend to get ​coldwinters and ​warm, ​drysummers in this ​part of the ​country.

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  • tend verb (CARE)

[T] formal to ​care for something or someone: He ​carefully tended his ​sunflowerplants. The ​nursegently tended the patient's ​cuts and ​bruises.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of tend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tend" in American English

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tendverb

 us   /tend/
  • tend verb (BE LIKELY)

[I] to be ​likely to ​happen or to have a ​particularcharacteristic or ​effect: We tend to ​eat at ​home. Children tend to be like ​theirparents.
  • tend verb (CARE)

[T] to ​care for something or someone: He ​carefully tends his ​garden all ​summer.
(Definition of tend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tend”
in Vietnamese trông nom, chăm sóc…
in Spanish guardar…
in Malaysian menjaga…
in Thai เลี้ยง…
in French garder…
in German sich kümmern um, hüten…
in Turkish ilgilenmek, çok iyi bakmak, bakım göstermek…
in Chinese (Traditional) 很有可能, 傾向, 易於…
in Russian ухаживать, заботиться…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很有可能, 倾向, 易于…
in Indonesian mengurus…
in Polish opiekować się, zajmować się…
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