- (defective, ambitransitive) To use caution, pay attention to (used both with and without of).
- 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
- Beware the Ides of March.
- French: faire attention
- German: Vorsicht
- Italian: temere, guardarsi, fare attenzione
- Portuguese: precaver-se, prestar atenção
- Russian: остерега́ться
- Spanish: tener cuidado, ser precavido