nurse

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɜːrs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/nɝs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nûrs)

Inflections of 'nurse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
nurses
v 3rd person singular
nursing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
nursed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
nursed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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nurse

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [hospital, ward, clinic, school] nurse
  2. a [psychiatric, child, veterinary, dental, care] nurse
  3. a [registered, qualified, trainee] nurse
  4. an [emergency, experienced] nurse
  5. a [male, female, young] nurse
  6. [train, work, qualify] as a nurse
  7. is [studying, training] to be a nurse
  8. the nurse [checked, examined, comforted, helped] the patient
  9. call the nurse
  10. the patient [called, buzzed, rang] for the nurse
  11. the [doctors, surgeons] and nurses
  12. a nurse with [good, childish, calming] bedside manners
  13. the [kids, children] were playing doctors and nurses
  14. the [guests, women, men] came dressed as (naughty) nurses
  15. a nurse in [uniform, gloves, latex, stockings]
  16. a nurse's [uniform, assistant, salary]
n as adj
  1. is a nurse practitioner
  2. nurse [bees, trees]
v
  1. nursed [her, herself] back to health
  2. nursed his [cold, broken arm, injury]
  3. spent [five years] nursing at a [hospital, clinic]
  4. nursed for [15] years
  5. was nursed back [from death, to life]
  6. nursed [to maturity, from infancy]
  7. nursed to sleep
  8. nursed with [care, compassion, empathy, love]
  9. the [baby, infant] is (still) nursing (at the breast)
  10. the [baby] [needs, wants] to nurse
  11. need to nurse the [baby]
  12. nurse a [hangover]
  13. nurse a [mighty, throbbing] hangover
  14. was nursing a [pint, beer, drink]
  15. nursing a [grudge, secret]
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