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care

verb [I] (WORRY)    /keər/ US  /ker/
B1 to think that something is important and to feel interested in it or upset about it: She's never cared very much about her appearance. [+ question word] I really don't care whether we go out or not. I don't care how much it costs, just buy it. "Was Lorna happy about the arrangements?" "I don't know and I don't care." Your parents are only doing this because they care about (= love) you.Excited, interested and enthusiastic I couldn't care less C1 informal used to emphasize rudely that you are not interested in or worried about something or someone: "Mike's really fed up about it." "I couldn't care less."Expressions meaning 'it isn't important to me' for all I care informal used to say that you are not interested in or worried about what someone else is doing: You can go to the match with Paula, for all I care.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions as if I care informal used to say that you are not interested in or worried about something that has happened or that someone has said: He said he didn't approve of what I'd done, as if I cared.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions who cares? B2 informal used to emphasize rudely that you do not think something is important: "It looks as if we are going to lose." "Who cares?".Expressions meaning 'it isn't important to me'
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