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Definición de “nurse” en inglés

nurse

noun [C] uk   /nɜːs/ us    /nɝːs/
A2 (the title given to) a person whose job is to care for people who are ill or injured, especially in a hospital: He worked as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital. Nurse Millard will be with you shortly. [as form of address] Thank you, Nurse.Doctors and health workers generally old-fashioned a woman employed to take care of a young child or childrenParenting and caring for children

nurse

verb [T] uk   /nɜːs/ us    /nɝːs/

nurse verb [T] (TAKE CARE OF)

C2 to care for a person or an animal while they are ill: He gave up his job so that he could nurse his mother at home. They found an injured cat and carefully nursed it back to health (= until it was well again).Treating and caring for people to spend a lot of time taking care of something as it grows or develops: These young trees were carefully nursed by the head gardener. The project will have to be nursed through its first few months.Gardening - general words If you nurse an illness or injury, you rest until it gets better: Robert's in bed nursing a back injury.Treating and caring for peoplePassive and not working to hold a small child in your arms as a way of making them feel better: She nursed the crying child on her lap.Parenting and caring for childrenShowing affectionTouching and feeling

nurse verb [T] (FEED)

When a woman nurses a baby, she feeds it with milk from her breasts.Giving food to people and animalsParenting and caring for children

nurse verb [T] (FEEL EMOTION)

to have a strong feeling or an emotion for a long time: She had long nursed a passion for Japanese art.Experiencing and suffering

nurse verb [T] (HOLD)

to hold a drink for a long time without drinking it: Mark was sitting in the corner nursing an almost empty pint glass.Drinking alcoholHaving in your hands
(Definition of nurse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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