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     ( care homes    plural  ) A care home is a large house or institution where people with particular problems or special needs are looked after.      n-count   usu with supp  
...a residential care home for the elderly.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
care     ( cares    plural & 3rd person present)   ( caring    present participle)   ( cared    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you careabout something, you feel that it is important and are concerned about it.  
no cont  
...a company that cares about the environment.      V about n  
...young men who did not care whether they lived or died...      V wh  
Does anybody know we're here, does anybody care?      V  
2       verb   If you carefor someone, you feel a lot of affection for them.  
no cont     (approval)    He wanted me to know that he still cared for me.      V for/about n  
...people who are your friends, who care about you.      V for/about n, Also V  
  caring      n-uncount  
...the `feminine' traits of caring and compassion.     
3       verb   If you carefor someone or something, you look after them and keep them in a good state or condition.  
They hired a nurse to care for her.      V for n  
...these distinctive cars, lovingly cared for by private owners.      V for n  
...well-cared-for homes.      V-ed  
      Care is also a noun., n-uncount   usu with supp  
Most of the staff specialise in the care of children., ...sensitive teeth which need special care..., She denied the murder of four children who were in her care.     
4       n-uncount   Children who are incare are looked after by the state because their parents are dead or unable to look after them properly.  
  (BRIT)   oft in N  
...a home for children in care..., She was taken into care as a baby.     
5       verb   If you say that you do not carefor something or someone, you mean that you do not like them.  
OLD-FASHIONED   no cont, with brd-neg  
She had met both sons and did not care for either.      V for n  
6       verb   If you say that someone does something when they careto do it, you mean that they do it, although they should do it more willingly or more often.  
no cont   (=choose)  
The woman tells anyone who cares to listen that she's going through hell...      V to-inf  
Experts reveal only as much as they care to.      V to-inf  
7       verb   You can ask someone if they would carefor something or if they would careto do something as a polite way of asking if they would like to have or do something.  
no cont     (politeness)    (=like)  
Would you care for some orange juice?...      V for n  
He said he was off to the beach and would we care to join him.      V to-inf  
8       n-uncount   If you do something withcare, you give careful attention to it because you do not want to make any mistakes or cause any damage.  
oft with N  
Condoms are an effective method of birth control if used with care..., We'd taken enormous care in choosing the location.     
9       n-count   Your cares are your worries, anxieties, or fears.   (=worry)  
Lean back in a hot bath and forget all the cares of the day..., Johnson seemed without a care in the world.     
    day care  
    intensive care  
11    You can use for all I care to emphasize that it does not matter at all to you what someone does.  
for all sb cares      phrase   V inflects, PHR with cl     (emphasis)    You can go right now for all I care.     
12    If you say that you couldn't care lessabout someone or something, you are emphasizing that you are not interested in them or worried about them. In American English, you can also say that you could care less, with the same meaning.  
couldn't care less, could care less      phrase   V inflects, oft PHR about n     (emphasis)    I couldn't care less about the bloody woman..., I used to be proud working for them; now I could care less. I'm just out here for the money...     
13    If someone sends you a letter or parcel care of a particular person or place, they send it to that person or place, and it is then passed on to you. In American English, you can also say in care of.  
care of sb, in care of sb      phrase   PHR n  
Please write to me care of the publishers...     
14    If you take care of someone or something, you look after them and prevent them from being harmed or damaged.  
take care of sth/sb      phrase   V inflects, PHR n   (=look after)  
There was no one else to take care of their children..., You have to learn to take care of your possessions.     
15    You can say `Take care' when saying goodbye to someone.  
take care      convention  
16    If you take careto do something, you make sure that you do it.  
take care to do sth      phrase   V inflects, usu PHR to-inf  
Foley followed Albert through the gate, taking care to close the latch.     
17    To take care of a problem, task, or situation means to deal with it.  
take care of sth      phrase   V inflects, PHR n   (=deal with)  
They leave it to the system to try and take care of the problem..., `Do you need clean sheets?'—`No. Mrs. May took care of that.'     
18    You can say `Who cares?' to emphasize that something does not matter to you at all.  
who cares      phrase   oft PHR about n     (emphasis)    Who cares about some stupid vacation?..., `But we might ruin the stove.'—`Who cares?'     

care home        ( care homes    plural  ) A care home is a large house or institution where people with particular problems or special needs are looked after.      n-count   usu with supp  
...a residential care home for the elderly.     
care worker        ( care workers    plural  ) A care worker is someone whose job involves helping people who have particular problems or special needs, for example in a care home.      n-count  
    health care worker  
day care     
Day care is care that is provided during the day for people who cannot look after themselves, such as small children, old people, or people who are ill. Day care is provided by paid workers.      n-uncount   oft N n  
...a day-care centre for elderly people.     
If you say that someone has a devil-may-care attitude, you mean that they seem relaxed and do not seem worried about the consequences of their actions.      adj   usu ADJ n     (approval)   
hair care      , haircare  
Hair care is all the things people do to keep their hair clean, healthy-looking, and attractive.      n-uncount American maker of hair-care products.     
health care worker        ( health care workers    plural  ) A health care worker is someone who works in a hospital or health centre.      n-count  
intensive care     
If someone is inintensive care, they are being given extremely thorough care in a hospital because they are very ill or very badly injured.      n-uncount   usu in N  
She spent the night in intensive care after the operation.     
primary care     
Primary care refers to those parts of the health service, such as general practitioners and hospital casualty departments, that deal with people who are in immediate need of medical care.      n-uncount  
...the crucial roles of primary care and of preventive work.     
respite care     
Respite care is short-term care that is provided for very old or very sick people so that the person who usually cares for them can have a break.      n-uncount  
...respite care for their very ill child for short periods.     
skin care      , skincare  
Skin care involves keeping your skin clean, healthy-looking, and attractive.      n-uncount   oft N n  
...a unique range of natural skincare products.     

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    affliction, anxiety, burden, concern, disquiet, hardship, interest, perplexity, pressure, responsibility, solicitude, stress, tribulation, trouble, vexation, woe, worry  
2    attention, carefulness, caution, circumspection, consideration, direction, forethought, heed, management, meticulousness, pains, prudence, regard, vigilance, watchfulness  
3    charge, control, custody, guardianship, keeping, management, ministration, protection, supervision, ward  
1    pleasure, relaxation  
2    abandon, carelessness, heedlessness, inattention, indifference, laxity, laxness, neglect, negligence, unconcern  

care for  
1    attend, foster, look after, mind, minister to, nurse, protect, provide for, tend, watch over  
2    be fond of, desire, enjoy, find congenial, like, love, prize, take to, want  
careless, casual, easy-going, flippant, happy-go-lucky, heedless, insouciant, nonchalant, reckless, swaggering, swashbuckling, unconcerned  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
care home
care provided for old or sick people or children in a residential facility ("home")
child care provided by foster parents
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly—sometimes called "Assisted Living" or "Board and Care" facilities
1 Ambulance and Primary Care medical emergencies 2 Ambulance Emergency Care
humanitarian compassive care for avoiding suffering of a terminal state patient
Medical term
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
paraprofessional registered physician assistants like nurses
Needs disambiguation with Paramedic when traduction in other languages
Port Out Starboard Home
Folk etymology: rich ship passengers paid for cabins on the side most in shadow. Supposedly shortened to P.O.S.H on tickets. No evidence for this origin; the word comes from 19th century slang.
Chick for home decorating
tenderness, love and care
Mobile Intensive Care Unit ambulance
Medical term; ALS or Intensive Care professionals on board
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
MICU for Intensive Care seeking Neonates
advanced life support mobile intensive care unit
Medical term
nurse manned MICU for stable intensive care patients
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
Concerning paramedical professions an Care. Compare with Paramedic
Parmedic is a Nickname of Paramedical derived of Medic and Paramedical Compre with this term
1 Mobile Intensive Care Unit 2 Physician manned Ambulance
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