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  • v. To look after as a caretaker.


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  • He was prime minister in 1940 to '45, and then he was prime minister in what was called the caretake -- caretaker government, which was in Jul -- May' 45 when it was quite obvious that the Great War coalition was breaking up.

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  • Despite the sidelining and suspension of Tshishonga and the appointment of Chief State Law Advisor Enver Daniels to "caretake" the Masters office, things had hardly improved.

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  • Iveta Radicova, now effectively a caretake prime minister, has told reporters that her party will hold talks with the Smer opposition group "as soon as possible".

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  • He only drives us to the port and sees us on the boat and then comes back to caretake and feed Jeoffrey and, of course, the hens.

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  • A well-known neurologist, Dr. Louann Brizendine wrote in her book, The Female Brain, that when we approach menopause, women cease to gush the hormones that make us want to nurture and caretake everything that breathes, particularly husbands.

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  • I have friends moving in to caretake the place and it needs a lot of work.

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  • Then again, air conditioners air-condition rooms, babysitters babysit, and, at least according to some dictionaries, caretakers caretake.

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  • To me, this suggests that fund-raise is unstoppable, bartend probably is too, and the jury is still out on caretake.

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  • When they no long want to caretake the digital artifacts housed there, say several years from now, they'll likely deep-6 it all.

    The Permanence of Ephemera

  • What had become of the Traders appointed to caretake the hall?

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