doctor

doc|tor1 [ `daktər ] noun count ***
1. ) someone whose job is to treat people who are sick or injured. When written as a title, the abbreviation of doctor is Dr. A doctor who performs medical operations is called a surgeon. Someone being treated by a doctor or nurse is called a patient:
Hannah had always wanted to be a doctor.
Doctor Jones specializes in heart problems.
go to/see a doctor: Have you seen a doctor yet?
ask/consult a doctor: If you are overweight, consult your doctor before trying these exercises.
2. ) someone who has the highest degree given by a university:
a doctor of theology
The research team is headed up by Doctor Beth Levinson.
just what the doctor ordered
something that is exactly what you need or want:
Our vacation in Tahiti was just what the doctor ordered.
doctor
doc|tor 2 [ `daktər ] verb
1. ) transitive to change something, especially facts or numbers, in order to make people believe something that is not true:
Experts suspected the police evidence had been doctored.
2. ) transitive to add a substance to food or drink, especially a harmful substance:
We suspected that the horse's feed had been doctored with drugs.
doctor up (=improve): I had to doctor up the soup a little to make it taste better.
3. ) intransitive or transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to cure or treat a person or an illness:
He's been doctoring for over 40 years.

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