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Dictionary definition for: Care

1. (n) the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required" "the old car needed constant attention"

2. (v) feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work" "I don''t care"

3. (n) judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door" "he handled the vase with care"

4. (v) provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"

5. (n) an anxious feeling; "care had aged him" "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"

6. (v) prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?" "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

7. (n) a cause for feeling concern; "his major care was the illness of his wife"

8. (v) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can''t handle nuts" "She managed her parents" affairs after they got too old"

9. (n) attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

10. (v) be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"

11. (n) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"

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