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looking after somebody
the process of looking after someone, especially because they are ill, old, or very young
high standards of medical care
They shared the care of the children.
Care facilities for the elderly are inadequate.
in somebody's care
being looked after by someone
The children had been left in the care of a babysitter.
be under somebody's care
be officially looked after or treated by someone
Mentally ill patients will be under the care of a psychiatrist.
; ➔ tender loving care
take care of somebody/something
to look after someone or something
Who's taking care of the dog while you're away?
take care of yourself
The children are old enough to take care of themselves.
to deal with all the necessary work, arrangements etc
Her secretary always took care of the details.
Don't worry about your accommodation - it's all taken care of.
to pay for something - used when you want to avoid saying this directly
We'll take care of the fees.
used when saying goodbye to family and friends
Take care! See you next week!
to be careful
Take care when driving in icy conditions.
take care to do something
Take care to ensure that the ladder is steady before you climb it.
take care (that)
Take care that the meat is cooked properly.
keeping something in good condition
the process of doing things to keep something in good condition and working correctly
With proper care, the washing machine should last for years.
advice on skin care
when you are careful to avoid damage, mistakes etc
The note on the box said 'Fragile -
handle with care
The picture had been drawn with
take care over/with something
to spend a lot of time and effort making sure that something is perfect
Paul always takes great care over his appearance.
a child who is in care is being looked after by the government, not by their parents
When he was sent to prison, the children were
taken into care
uncountable and countable
something that causes problems and makes you anxious or sad
At last I felt free from my cares.
Alex looked as though he
didn't have a care in the world
had no problems or worries
with the cares of the world on his shoulders
with a lot of problems or worries
care of somebody
in care of somebody
used when sending letters to someone at someone else's address
Send me the letter care of my uncle.
have a care!
used to tell someone to be more careful
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