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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I have no fears of taking care of myself, but the world insists on taking care of one as well.
Odd, isn't it, what a knack women have for taking care of sick folks?" and Charlie fell a-musing over this undeniable fact.
"I think I might, for she's taking care of my brother," put in Steve, asserting his rights.
The campaign is in line with the church's vision, which runs up to 2023, of taking care of the environment by tackling pollution.
Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Sethomo Lelatisitswe says with spirituality as the bedrock of wellness, it is vital for spiritual needs to be also taken care of in the course of taking care of physical health.
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said taking care of orphans and the destitute was the responsibility of state and society.
She loves taking care of people, so now, it's about taking care of her twins." Belo revealed that she is the one who gave Korina the lead to where she could have an in-vitro fertilization through which she had the twins.
The picture she shared in the post talked about falling in love with taking care of oneself.
In an Instagram post, Barretto thanked her aunt for taking care of her since birth and for loving her and her siblings.
She dedicated her life to taking care of others, but she was the happiest when she was taking care of her family.
Shortly after, the "Cat Man of Aleppo" has become a famous figure in Aleppo as the number of cats he was taking care of increased rapidly.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Oct 08 ( ANI ): In a heartwarming gesture, a team of police constables was seen taking care of a six-month-old baby boy while his mother was appearing for exam here.
During his visit to the Ruth Pfau-CHK burns ward, the minister inquired after the health of the child from the staff taking care of him.
Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani expressed appreciation to King Salman and the Saudi government for taking care of pilgrims.
de Roeck is a career hotelier and Taking Care of Business was inspired by a real, yet mysterious episode that took place at a restaurant in Nice.