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 grab 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. He needed to take care of the secret documents so that he wouldn't be caught with them in his possession.
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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 ˈcare of yourself/somebody/something


1 make sure that you are/somebody is safe, well, healthy, etc.; look after yourself/somebody: I don’t need your help! I can take care of myself quite well, thank you!Don’t worry about the children while you’re away. They’ll be taken good care of.
‘Take care’ is often used alone when saying ‘goodbye’ to somebody Bye then! Take care!

2 be responsible for somebody/something; deal with somebody/something: Can you take care of the shopping if I do the cooking?There’s no need for you to pay the bill. It’s all taken care of (= it is already done).
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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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31 (ANI): Pratima Devi, who takes care of almost 400 dogs, has alleged that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) razed her makeshift shelter for dogs.
A Child's 'Thank You'; God Takes Care of me; We Thank You, God; The Happy Way; Away in a Manger; Little Baby Jesus; Silent Night; happy Christmas; The Child Jesus/Jesus, Our Friend; Helping Hands and Feet; God's Gifts; Spring Song; Easter Day; Praise Him, Praise Him; Summertime; Walking in the Sunshine; A Happy Day; Little Redbird in the Tree; Counting Song/Let's Love Each other; I Want To Be Just Like Jesus; Can't Keep Quite When I'm Singin' 'bout Jesus; and the title piece, Sing, Little Children, Sing.
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Rochon takes care of the property rental of the cottage, she maintains the cottage over the summer, she does all the advertising for the renter and she deals completely with the cottage customer.
However, there is no evidence that any modern reptile takes care of incapacitated adult kin, says Burghardt.
I've found that if you take care of people, the mission takes care of itself.
Some enterprise information portals are based on a complex middleware layer that takes care of gathering information from the various data sources, reformatting it for the front end interface, handling updates, and so forth.
It's like the grocery store, how the bread man comes in and just takes care of your shelves.
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Coimbatore, July 29 (ANI): A special orphanage in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city takes care of abandoned and physically disabled animals.
The ambience is dark, befitting the mood of the piece, but lighting designer Shaun Fillion takes care of that.
Apart from spending time with her children Prince and Paris, Debbie also takes care of 8-year-old Blanket, the identity of whose surrogate mother has never been revealed, reports The Daily Express.