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?
I think I might, for she's taking care of my brother," put in Steve, asserting his rights.
Exactly what are dads doing while moms are taking care of housework or tending to their child?
Pratima has been taking care of stray dogs in and around Delhi's Saket area for several years.
Each of the forty brief chapters in the book discusses a different aspect of taking care of aging parents, from helping parents who do not welcome the help, to dealing with a parent who has changed into someone unrecognizable or even unlikable, to life after parents have passed on.
MMC) said it had been taking care of its open pit mines in Placer, Surigao del Norte, contrary to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's assertions during her confirmation hearing.
During the meeting, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal stressed the importance of taking care of the Holy Quran and honoring the memorizers of the Holy Quran, saying that taking care of the Holy Quran is a source of pride for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
today (Wednesday) encouraged existing and potential entrepreneurs to register for the Taking Care of Business 2014 event in Galway, which takes place next Tuesday, 25th March in the Raddisson Blu Hotel, Lough Atalia Road.
My question is whether there any genuine part-time jobs in UAE that a stay-at-home mother can do to earn a living while taking care of her family?
We gave her food, milk, clothes and toys plus a lot of chocolate to make her happy and feel like home, and all the staff were taking care of her," she added.
Penny Wagner presents her new book: Two Elephants in a Bathtub Taking Care of Mom
Are you so busy that you spend more time taking care of client's properties than you do taking care of yourself?
Misbah said Whatmore-who rose to fame after guiding Sri Lanka to the World Cup title in 1996 -: is taking care of technical matters.
The governor quoted some sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that highlighted the reward for those taking care of orphans.