Meaning of take care of in English:

take care of

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

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

    ‘he has the equipment to take care of my problem’
    • ‘I decided since it was such an important deal I would take care of it for him.’
    • ‘Because the theater at the Stardust has the quality it does, that takes care of a great deal of my frustration right there.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She took care of the management and made sure that the place was a pleasant place to meet.’
    • ‘Don't we have a State Department that takes care of this sort of thing?’
    • ‘If one was dealing with an adolescent tantrum, the other would take care of the laundry or getting the car fixed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Worst case, maybe you have a spouse or an employee that takes care of all this.’
    • ‘Legally, Peter was her foster father because Richard took care of all that before he died.’
    • ‘Looking back at his two warriors, he instructed them to guard the door as he took care of the problem.’
    deal with, cope with, handle, manage, attend to, see to, take charge of, take in hand, sort out, tackle
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