verb (used without object), cared, car·ing.
verb (used with object), cared, car·ing.
- be alert; be careful: Take care that you don't fall on the ice!
- take care of yourself; goodbye: used as an expression of parting.
- to watch over; be responsible for: to take care of an invalid.
- to act on; deal with; attend to: to take care of paying a bill.
Origin of care
Related formscar·er, nounnon·car·ing, adjectiveo·ver·care, nounun·car·ing, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for couldn't care less (1 of 2)
Word Origin for care
British Dictionary definitions for couldn't care less (2 of 2)
n acronym for
Idioms and Phrases with couldn't care less (1 of 2)
couldn't care less
Also, could care less. Be completely indifferent. For example, Pick whatever dessert you want; I couldn't care less, or I could care less about the editor's opinion. This expression originated about 1940 in Britain and for a time invariably used couldn't. About 1960 could was occasionally substituted, and today both versions are used with approximately equal frequency, despite their being antonyms.
Idioms and Phrases with couldn't care less (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with care
- care package
- couldn't care less
- for all (I care)
- in care of
- in charge (the care of)
- take care
- take care of
- tender loving care
- that's (takes care of) that