take care of

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take care of (third-person singular simple present takes care of, present participle taking care of, simple past took care of, past participle taken 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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