feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
prefer or wish to do something;
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"
provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
a cause for feeling concern; "his major care was the illness of his wife"
keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
behave as expected during of holidays or rites;
conform one's action or practice to;
prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"
stick to correctly or closely;
raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"