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caution

noun
 
 
/ˈkɔːʃən/
CARE [U] great care and attention not to take risks or get into danger: Travellers have been advised to exercise great caution when passing through the region. I would treat anything he says with extreme caution (= not be too quick to believe it).Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
WARNING [C] UK a warning by a police officer or other person in authority telling you that you will be punished if you do something bad againThe police generally
→  See also err on the side of caution , throw caution to the wind
(Definition of caution noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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