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look after

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1 to attend to the needs and comforts of
  • She didn't have many patients to look after and so they each received a lot of attention.

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2 to take charge of especially on behalf of another
  • With so many children to look after they had to call in another caregiver.

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“Look after.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/look%20after. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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