PROTECTION [U] › the process of looking after something or someone, especially someone who is young, old, or ill: skin/hair care A small baby requires constant care. ATTENTION [U] › If you do something with care, you give a lot of attention to it so that you do not make a mistake or damage anything: She planned the trip with great care. Fragile - please handle with care.
take care › to give a lot of attention to what you are doing so that you do not have an accident or make a mistake: The roads are very icy so take care when you drive home.
Take care! informal › used when saying goodbye to someone: See you soon, Bob - take care!
WORRY [C] › a feeling of worry: He was sixteen years old and didn't have a care in the world (= had no worries).
in care UK › Children who are in care are looked after by government organizations because their parents cannot look after them: She was put/taken into care at the age of twelve.
take care of sb/sth › to look after someone or something: My parents are going to take care of the house while we're away.
take care of sth/doing sth › to be responsible for dealing with something: I did the cooking while Guy took care of the washing up. → See also intensive care