Consume a drink slowly, especially in order to conserve it. For example, He nursed one drink for the whole evening. This idiom alludes to holding a glass very carefully, as one might a child. [ c. 1940 ]
- Nurse a grudge
Bear resentment for a long time, as in We don’t know why Karl looks so angry; I think he’s nursing a grudge against the family. This expression uses nurse in the sense of “foster a feeling,” a usage dating from the mid-1700s.
- Nurse anesthetist
nurse anesthetist n. A person who, after completing the basic education of a nurse, is further trained in the supervised administration of anesthetics.
[nurs-kli-nish-uh n] /ˈnɜrs klɪˈnɪʃ ən/ noun 1. .
noun 1. a crop planted in the same field with another crop, especially to minimize the growth of weeds.