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“care for sb” in British English

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care for sb

phrasal verb with care uk /keər/ us /ker/ verb [ I ]


B1 to protect someone or something and provide the things they need, especially someone who is young, old, or ill:

The children are being cared for by a relative.
She can't go out to work because she has to stay at home to care for her elderly mother.
It's good to know that the dogs will be well cared for while we're away.

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(Definition of “care for sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)