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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'They took care of us when we were young, made several sacrifices to provide for our needs and when they reach their twilight years, many are left to fend for themselves,' Angara said.
In a press interview during the commemoration of her brother's martyrdom in 2013, Khadija said: "My mother died very early and left us very young, then my uncle moved with us from Cairo to Jerusalem where he took care of us...
We have lost a person in our family who took care of us. The accused should be arrested.
'Grandpa took care of us many years, and when he fell sick, I tried to do my part to take good care of him,' Wei said, adding that sometimes Grandpa was depressed and would say something dispiriting and she would try to tell him to not think so negatively.
We even didn't speak German but we had someone who took care of us."
They took care of us, fed us and looked after our needs.
We were very tired when we got here, but Turkey offered us a facility at the border and took care of us very well." Omar Kadkoy, a research associate at the Ankara-based think-tank TEPAV who works on the socioeconomic integration of Syrian refugees, said Turkey's opening of the border for Hajj is very much appreciated by Syrian pilgrims.
Our away form took care of us, but I'd like to turn our home results around this year.
Milan said: "I want to thank all of you for the wonderful gesture you made for my brother, particularly to NUFC players who wore Pav's T-shirts and to NUFC people who invited us to the match and took care of us as honoured guests and allowed us to get into the stadium to have the opportunity to be so close to the football stars.
Before leaving for New Delhi, Indian national Ramesh said, "The crew of PNS ASLAT extraordinarily took care of us."
We were late most of the time but we did have our go-to guy who took care of us. Even though some experiences were not the best, some were just plain weird and disturbing (I only gave you the tip of the iceberg here), I had fun and I would do it all over again
"The Lord just took care of us. We are so thankful for the Lord that he helped us survive this catastrophe," Gubanski said.
They're excited to see them being honored and taken care of--just as our veterans took care of us.