Definition of take care of in English:

take care of

phrase

  • 1Keep (someone or something) safe and provided for.

    ‘I can take care of myself’
    • ‘I quickly had to grow up and take care of myself and be safe and go to school and study.’
    • ‘Protect and take care of your body as best you can, it's the only thing you are sure to have forever.’
    • ‘Sometimes one nurse has to take care of two critically ill patients at the same time.’
    • ‘Raising four children and taking care of two other foster children is no easy task.’
    • ‘Every woman can be made to look gorgeous provided she takes care of her skin and follows simple techniques of make-up, he reveals.’
    • ‘She takes care of her younger siblings and provides companionship for her mother.’
    • ‘His regalia was guarded and kept by elite guards who took care of it from reign to reign.’
    • ‘She is now attending a night college for part-time study besides taking care of her daughter.’
    • ‘My doctor believed I was finally going to die regardless of how well he and the nurses took care of me.’
    • ‘They will take care of the birds for some time by providing feed and other requirements.’
    look after, care for, attend to, tend, mind, minister to, take charge of, supervise, protect, guard
    look after, tend, attend to, mind, minister to, take charge of, nurse, provide for, foster, protect, watch, guard
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  • 2Deal with.

    ‘he has the equipment to take care of my problem’
    • ‘Because the theater at the Stardust has the quality it does, that takes care of a great deal of my frustration right there.’
    • ‘Looking back at his two warriors, he instructed them to guard the door as he took care of the problem.’
    • ‘Maybe that's because that idea of the university can only really stand up to examination in a world where the state takes care of almost everything.’
    • ‘A partnership manager takes care of all the fuss, all part-owners have to do is pay their money and roar on their acquisition on race-day.’
    • ‘Don't we have a State Department that takes care of this sort of thing?’
    • ‘I decided since it was such an important deal I would take care of it for him.’
    • ‘Legally, Peter was her foster father because Richard took care of all that before he died.’
    • ‘If one was dealing with an adolescent tantrum, the other would take care of the laundry or getting the car fixed.’
    • ‘Worst case, maybe you have a spouse or an employee that takes care of all this.’
    • ‘She took care of the management and made sure that the place was a pleasant place to meet.’
    deal with, cope with, handle, manage, attend to, see to, take charge of, take in hand, sort out, tackle
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