16 [PHRASE] V inflects, usu PHR to-inf
If you take care to do something, you make sure that you do it.
- Foley followed Albert through the gate, taking care to close the latch.
CF. take care (that…/to do something): to be careful
- Take care (that) you don't drink too much!
- Care should be taken to close the lid securely.
.... COBUILD, OALD