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tend

verb
 
 
/tend/
tend to do sth B2 to often do a particular thing or be likely to do a particular thing: I tend to wear dark colours. July and August tend to be our busiest months.Possible and probable
[T] ( also tend to) formal to look after someone or something: He spends most afternoons tending his vegetable garden.Treating and caring for peopleProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
Translations of “tend”
in Spanish guardar…
in Vietnamese trông nom, chăm sóc…
in Thai เลี้ยง…
in Malaysian menjaga…
in French garder…
in German sich kümmern um, hüten…
in Indonesian mengurus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很有可能, 倾向, 易于…
in Russian ухаживать, заботиться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 很有可能, 傾向, 易於…
in Turkish ilgilenmek, çok iyi bakmak, bakım göstermek…
in Polish opiekować się, zajmować się…
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