- 1 uncountable 1.1 she was driving without due care and attentionhave a care! [formal]conducía en forma imprudente y sin prestar la debida atenciónhandle with care¡tenga cuidado!Example sentences1.2to take care
take care!tener cuidado(be careful)¡ten cuidado!(look after yourself)take care crossing the roadto take care over o with something(ten) cuidado al cruzar la callehe takes enormous care over o with the presentation of foodponer cuidado en algocuidar algotake care you don't slip on those rockspone muchísimo cuidado en or cuida muchísimo la presentación de los platoshe took care that all the figures were correctten cuidado de no resbalar(te) en esas rocasse aseguró de que todas las cifras fueran correctas
- I tried to answer every question with much care, considering the risk to my life.
- Roll-up smoking seems to be an activity rather than an addiction - each lovingly rolled with care and attention.
- Wash your garment with care and avoid scrubbing excessively to prevent damaging it.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (of people) See examples:she's in o under Dr Knapp's carein the care of a teacherla está tratando or atendiendo el Dr Knappestá en manos del Dr Knapp2.2al cuidado de un profesor(of animals, things)pet/hair carethe garden was beautiful when it was under John's careel cuidado de los animales domésticos/del cabellocould I leave these documents in your care?el jardín estaba hermoso cuando John se ocupaba or se encargaba de él¿puedo dejar estos documentos a su cuidado?Example sentences2.3 (British English) (protective custody) See examples:children in care
(niños que están a cargo de las autoridades locales)2.4 (object of concern) See examples: the children are my special carepara mí primero están los niños
- After providing people with necessary medical care, the troops gave away the food and drinks.
- Reducing cost of venous disease management and improving quality of care are necessary.
- Delegates also called for improved services for pensioners in health, social care and transport.
- 3 3.1to take care of somebody/something(look after)atender a alguiencuidar de alguien(of children)cuidar a or de alguienocuparse or encargarse de alguien(of pet/plant)cuidar algo(of machine/car)I can take care of myselfcuidar algoyou must take better care of yourselfyo sé cuidarmethis garden takes care of itselfdebes cuidarte más3.2to take care of somebody/somethingeste jardín no necesita muchos cuidados(be responsible for, deal with)leave Helen to take care of the detailsocuparse or encargarse de alguien/algothat takes care of that!deja que Helen se ocupe or se encargue de los detalles3.3to take care of somebody (beat up, kill) [slang] [euphemistic]¡listo! or ¡eso ya está!encargarse de alguien [colloquial] [euphemistic]
- 4 countable or uncountable(worry)free of all care(s)not to have a care in the world o to be without a care in the worldsin preocupacionesno tener ninguna preocupaciónExample sentences
- Compassion begins from where we are, from the circle of our cares and concerns.
- I have a few stupid movies to watch, and my plan is to put her down and unplug from all cares and concerns.
- Yet he understands that the Parkhead side will arrive with their own baggage, their own cares and concerns.
- To those worn by cares and anxieties it is a resort for temporary respite.
- The beautiful, isolated surroundings of the moors also play a vital part in helping guests leave behind the cares and worries of everyday life, Jan admits.
- But she's also got a knack for handling your cares and worries and, when it's all too much, your tears.
- to care (
aboutsomething/somebody)she cares deeply about social issuespreocuparse ( poralgo/alguien)all he cares about is sportse preocupa muchísimo por la problemática socialI don't carelo único que le interesa es el deportehe can go to hell for all I careno me importame es or me da igualwho cares!por mí se puede ir al diablo or infiernosee if I care!¡y a mí qué!¡me tiene or me trae sin cuidado!¡me da igual!
- 1.1 (feel concern) (usu neg, interrog) I couldn't care less what he doesthey're not her children; she could care less (American English) [colloquial]me tiene or me trae sin cuidado lo que hagano me importa en absoluto lo que hagawhat do I care if they don't invite me?como no son sus hijos, le importa un comino or un bledo or un rábano [colloquial]who cares what she says?¿y a mí qué me importa si no me invitan?not to care a rap o jot [dated]I don't care a rap o jot¿a quién le importa lo que ella diga?1.2 (wish) [formal]to care to +me importa un comino or un bledo or un rábano [colloquial]
infinitivewould you care to join us for dinner?he needs her more than he cares to admit¿le gustaría cenar con nosotros?would you care to step this way?la necesita más de lo que está dispuesto a reconocer¿tendría la bondad de pasar por aquí?Example sentences
- He had a keen interest in golf and indeed passed his vast knowledge of the game to anyone caring to listen.
- And for anyone who cares to listen, BBC world have a Kazakh language service available.
- These sections have been defending rights of minorities in abstract secular terms, without caring to examine whether the purpose of secularism i.e. equality of treatment by the State is being achieved.
- It's not a great plot - a little cheesy, but enough for us to care about and stay interested in the film.
- Either way, it would be in their best interest to care about you, the student, and respond.
- It piqued my interest enough to care about where this story, and these characters, are going.
- 1.1 (look after)
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