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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: care, of, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: care, of, take
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

take care of someone

tv. to kill someone. (Underworld.) The boss told Spike to take care of Bart.
See also: care, of, someone, take
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

take care of

To assume responsibility for the maintenance, support, or treatment of.
See also: care, of, take
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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When I grew up, I too became a woodchopper, and after my father died I took care of my old mother as long as she lived.
You took care of us in many practical ways that we sometimes took for granted,' she said.
The players also underwent physical training at the start of the training session, before coach Martin Lasarte took care of the crosses.
Al-Khidmat is fulfilling its religious and moral obligation by taking care of the orphans,' He said that it is the big virtue as our Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) himself took care of orphans and gave them education.
She said he also took care of the animals and had also opened a shelter home for the animals.
[sup.2]uSTANBUL (C[sup.2]uHAN)- A man took care of a two-months old hawk for 10 days and let it free in [sup.2]ustanbul.
Yes, my salary was not that much - half of it went to the in-house help, who wholeheartedly took care of my baby,
Penny Wagner's mothered suffered from COPD, a respiratory disease, and she took care of her during the later stages.
The star reportedly said he would "take care of her just the same way that I took care of Whitney".
The caretakers here said that there were a large number of orphanages for human beings, but nobody took care of injured and handicapped animals, which prompted them to start the animal orphanage.
And now we get to know that he took care of a scared Bipasha too, when they were shooting for Lamhaa in the volatile Kashmir.
I took care of my husband for a number of years prior to his death, thus keeping him at home.
Summary: Rabat - The Moroccan-Palestinian friendship association, based in the Palestinian city of AL Khalil, took care of the hospitalization of a young Palestinian girl, who was injured last year during the Israeli offensive on Gaza.
We used to talk to her when we took care of her, but now, when (the visitors) talk to her, I can see she is responding more," she said.