care Idioms & Phrases


camera care

  • noun keeping a camera in good working order
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car care

  • noun keeping a car in good working order
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care a hang

  • verb show no concern or interest; always used in the negative
    give a damn; give a hoot; give a hang.
    • I don't give a hoot
    • She doesn't give a damn about her job
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care delivery

  • noun the provision of health care
    care delivery; healthcare delivery.
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care for

  • verb have a liking, fondness, or taste (for)
  • verb be fond of; be attached to
    treasure; hold dear; cherish.
  • verb provide treatment for
    treat.
    • The doctor treated my broken leg
    • The nurses cared for the bomb victims
    • The patient must be treated right away or she will die
    • Treat the infection with antibiotics
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care-laden

  • adjective satellite burdened by cares
    heavy-laden.
    • all ye that labor and are heavy-laden"-Matt.11:28
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cared-for

  • adjective having needed care and attention
    • well-cared-for children
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casualty care research center

  • noun an agency in the Department of Defense that is a national center for research on all aspects of injury control and casualty care
    CCRC.
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child care

  • noun a service involving care for other people's children
    childcare.
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coronary care unit

  • noun a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems
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day care

  • noun childcare during the day while parents work
    daycare.
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day care center

  • noun a nursery for the supervision of preschool children while the parents work
    day nursery.
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dental care

  • noun care for the teeth
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Devil may care

  • reckless, defiant of authority; used adjectively. Longfellow.
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devil-may-care

  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; slaphappy; carefree; happy-go-lucky; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth
  • adjective satellite marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
    rakish; raffish.
    • a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"- Crary Moore
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due care

  • noun the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty
    due care; ordinary care.
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extended care facility

  • noun a medical institution that provides prolonged care (as in cases of prolonged illness or rehabilitation from acute illness)
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foster care

  • noun supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home
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give care

  • verb provide care for
    care.
    • The nurse was caring for the wounded
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great care

  • noun more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons
    • the pilot exercised great care in landing
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hair care

  • noun care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair
    hairdressing; haircare.
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health care

  • noun social insurance for the ill and injured
  • noun the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
    healthcare.
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health care delivery

  • noun the provision of health care
    care delivery; healthcare delivery.
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health care provider

  • noun a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
    caregiver; PCP; health care provider; health professional.
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hospital care

  • noun placing in medical care in a hospital
    hospitalization; hospitalisation.
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intensive care

  • noun close monitoring and constant medical care of patients with life-threatening conditions
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intensive care unit

  • noun a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
    ICU.
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medical care

  • noun professional treatment for illness or injury
    medical aid.
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neonatal intensive care unit

  • noun an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or seriously ill newborn
    NICU.
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Not to care a rap

  • to care nothing.
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nursing care

  • noun care by a skilled nurse
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ordinary care

  • noun the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty
    due care; ordinary care.
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personal care

  • noun care for someone who is disabled or is otherwise unable to care for themselves; can including bathing and cooking and managing bodily functions
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primary care

  • noun the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere)
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primary care physician

  • noun the physician who provides primary care
    • the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system
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primary care provider

  • noun a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
    caregiver; PCP; health care provider; health professional.
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primary health care

  • noun health care that is provided by a health care professional in the first contact of a patient with the health care system
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reasonable care

  • noun the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty
    due care; ordinary care.
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skin care

  • noun care for the skin
    skincare.
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slight care

  • noun such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise
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take care

  • verb be careful, prudent, or watchful
    • Take care when you cross the street!
  • verb be in charge of or deal with
    mind.
    • She takes care of all the necessary arrangements
  • verb take charge of or deal with
    see; attend; look.
    • Could you see about lunch?
    • I must attend to this matter
    • She took care of this business
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tender loving care

  • noun considerate and solicitous care
    TLC.
    • young children need lots of TLC
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To care for

  • . (a) To have under watchful attention; to take care of. (b) To have regard or affection for; to like or love.
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To have a care

  • to take care; to be on one's guard.
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To take care

  • to exercise care or vigilance; to be solicitous. "Doth God take care for oxen?" 1 Cor. ix. 9.
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To take care of

  • to have the charge or care of; to care for; to superintend or oversee.
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