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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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