take care of (someone or something)

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take care of (someone or something)

1. To look after, assume responsibility for, or care for someone or something. My mother started working weekends, so I have to stay home and take care of my siblings. I've asked Dave to take care of the Jefferson accounts while I'm gone. Will you take care of the parking while I go in and reserve our tickets?
2. euphemism To murder someone or dispose of something. The mob boss told his lackey to take care of the witness so he couldn't testify in trial. He needed to take care of the secret documents so that he wouldn't be caught with them in his possession. Will you take care of the parking while I go in and reserve our tickets?
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take care of someone or something

to oversee and protect someone or something; to care for someone or something. Please take care of my child while I am away. I will take care of everything for you.
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take care of someone

 
1. to tip someone. I took care of the doorman as we left. Did you remember to take care of the waiter?
2. Euph. to kill or dispose of someone. Max said he was going to take care of Lefty once and for all. The crime king ordered Max to take care of a certain private detective.
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take care of something

to deal with something; to handle or manage a problem or detail. Would you please take care of this little problem? This is an easy thing to take care of. I will fix it immediately.
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take care of

1. Attend to, assume responsibility for, as in Go ahead to the movies, I'll take care of parking the car, or They've hired someone to take care of the children for a week. [Late 1500s]
2. Beat up or kill someone, as in If he didn't pay up they threatened to take care of him and his family. [Slang; c. 1930]
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take care of

1 deal with (something). 2 put (a person) out of action by killing them, abducting them, etc.; dispose of.
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take care of someone

tv. to kill someone. (Underworld.) The boss told Spike to take care of Bart.
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take care of

To assume responsibility for the maintenance, support, or treatment of.
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Ona could have taken care of us all, in the beginning.
Every Christmas, we all get to sit down with our extended family-including the families who have taken care of us for so long.
The medical staff of the Sahloul hospital in Sousse, who took care of my wife and myself as well as many other tourists seriously injured that day, can only be commended for their professionalism, caring nature and the strength of empathy shown towards all of us, "the survivor said, adding that the "deep sorrow and shame they feel for what happened in their country were evident among those who had taken care of us.
It's a dilemma many of us face as we move to warmer climes after retirement, or find it necessary to change practitioners because the doctors who've taken care of us for years have retired.
They've taken care of us and Jaimie [Longmuir, Vipers' general manager] has kept us updated as best he can.
Yes, it is hard to go against the parents who have always taken care of us.
Through more than two years of insurance negotiations, fund raising, redesigning, and construction, God has taken care of us, and the congregation has continued to thrive.
He went on to say that "as a busy outpatient imaging services provider, we really cannot put up with equipment reliability issues - Hitachi has really taken care of us.
This win pretty much would've taken care of us getting in but it's just a tough spot right now, we're going through some things.
God's taken care of us after everything we've been through in the past year," Trisha said.
Its a dilemma many of us face as we move to warmer climes alter retirement, or find it necessary to change practitioners because the doctors who've taken care of us for years have retired.