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nurse

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a person employed to care for a young child or children
  • In Peter Pan, the Darling children's nurse, Nana, was actually a large dog.
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nurse

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1 to attend to the needs and comforts of
  • Jim willingly lent a hand to nurse his grandmother in her final years, helping her get from one room to the other and making sure she was warm.
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look after, look out for, look to, see to, take care of, wait on (also wait upon)

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2 to give milk to from the breast
  • a new mother's decision to nurse her baby
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3 to keep in one's mind or heart
  • He continues to nurse a tender affection for his first girlfriend.
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hang on to, hold on to

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4 to treat with great or excessive care
  • nursed his sprained ankle for the rest of the week
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5 to bring to maturity through care and education
  • As foster parents they accepted and nursed 16 needy children over the years.
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7 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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