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care

noun
 
 
/keər/
PROTECTION [U] B2 the activity of looking after something or someone, especially someone who is young, old, or sick: skin/hair care A small baby requires constant care.Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issuesTreating and caring for people
ATTENTION [U] B1 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.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
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.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
Take care! informal A2 used when saying goodbye to someone: See you soon, Bob - take care!Welcoming, greeting and greetings
WORRY [C] a feeling of worry: He was sixteen years old and didn't have a care in the world (= had no worries).Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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.Social services and sanitation
take care of sb/sth B1 to look after someone or something: My parents are going to take care of the house while we're away.Treating and caring for people
take care of sth/doing sth to be responsible for dealing with something: I sorted out the drink for the party while Guy took care of the food. → See also intensive careDuty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of care noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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