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1 care /ˈkeɚ/ noun
plural cares
1 care
/ˈkeɚ/
noun
plural cares
Learner's definition of CARE
[noncount] : effort made to do something correctly, safely, or without causing damage
[noncount]
: things that are done to keep someone healthy, safe, etc.
see also day care, health care, intensive care, primary care, acute care at acute
: things that are done to keep something in good condition
[count] : something that causes you to feel worried or unhappy

care of

: at the address of
abbreviation c/o

in/into care

British
used to describe children who are being cared for by a government organization because their parents have died or are unable to care for them properly

take care

: to be careful : to use caution
often used informally to express good wishes when someone is leaving or at the end of a letter

take care of

: to do the things that are needed to help or protect (someone) or to keep (something) in good condition : to care for (someone or something)
: to deal with or do (something that requires effort or attention)
2 care /ˈkeɚ/ verb
cares; cared; caring
2 care
/ˈkeɚ/
verb
cares; cared; caring
Learner's definition of CARE
: to feel interest in something : to be interested in or concerned about something
[no object]
often + about
[+ object]
[no object] : to feel affection for someone
[no object] somewhat formal : to want to do something or to be something

as if I cared

informal
used in angry speech to say that you do not care at all about something

care a damn

see 3damn

care for

[phrasal verb]
care for (someone or something) : to do the things that are needed to help and protect (a person or animal) : to look after (someone or something)
care for (someone) : to feel affection for (someone)
care for (something) somewhat formal
: to like or enjoy (something) often used in negative statements
: to want (something)

could/couldn't care less

informal
◊ If you could care less (US) or couldn't care less, you are not at all concerned about or interested in something.

for all (someone) cares

informal
used to say that someone does not care at all about something

see if I care

informal
used in angry speech to say that you do not care at all about something

what does (someone) care?

informal
used to say that you do not think someone should have any interest in something

who cares?

informal
used to stress that something is not important.
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