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as in nanny
a person employed to care for a young child or children sent his little son back to his nurse so that he could return to his study to work

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nurse

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as in to suckle
to give milk to from the breast a new mother's decision to nurse her baby

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as in to spare
to use or give out in stingy amounts he carefully nursed his energy during the marathon so that he would have something left for the final stretch

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“Nurse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nurse. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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