take care of

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take care of

  1. (transitive) To look after, to provide care for.
    My elderly mother needs to be taken care of.
  2. (transitive) To deal with, handle.
    Can somebody take care of the customers while I clean this mess?
  3. (transitive, slang, euphemistic) To kill.
    In the motion picture The Godfather gangster Virgil Sollozzo took care of Luca Brasi by having him strangled.

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