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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References in classic literature ?
And though only the best of them will be appointed by their predecessors, still they will be unworthy to hold their fathers' places, and when they come into power as guardians, they will soon be found to fall in taking care of us, the Muses, first by under-valuing music; which neglect will soon extend to gymnastic; and hence the young men of your State will be less cultivated.
The military is taking care of us, as against the wrong notion the insurgents made us believe,' she said.
This is the first time NRKs feel like the state government is taking care of us.
I've been working as a caretaker for four years now and in those years, I've always felt so blessed and important because of the way Suntrust has been taking care of us.
We travel around the world and we have policemen and women with us, taking care of us and we appreciate the courage you show.
We also believe that if nature is taking care of us, we should be looking after nature too, so our packaging is simple, biodegradable and reusable.
But while nature is taking care of us, who is taking care of nature?
The guardians arrived 100 years ago, signed a pact with humanity, and have been dutifully taking care of us ever since, intervening to help humans whenever possible.
The Dubai government is already doing a good job of taking care of us and it's wonderful to also receive such moral support and encouragement from ordinary residents," said Ahmad Jahangir, 28, a Pakistan cleaner who has been with the municipality for three years.
We are lucky because we are in the community, because the community is taking care of us and because we feel at home while being with the Irish.
Clinicians are the voice we are missing when it comes to design innovation, the details that make a difference to them when taking care of us.
Thank you for putting a roof over my head and for taking care of us so so well.
Even though our company is taking care of us we feel that if the government had provided us job opportunities there itself we would not have migrated.
We are blessed to have such good sponsor who are taking care of us, but I want to become independent as well and help my family as much as I can.
There are problems, we won't say there isn't, but the people we go with are taking care of us," he said.