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take care of

Definition of take care of

  1. 1 :  to do the things that are needed to help or protect (someone) or to keep (something) in good condition :  to care for (someone or something) <He takes care of his brother after school.> <They took care of a ten-room house without help.> <Their family doctor has been taking care of them for 20 years.> <I'm old enough to take care of myself.>

  2. 2 :  to deal with or do (something that requires effort, attention, or money) <My assistant takes care of all our travel arrangements.> <Don't worry about that mess. I'll take care of it.> <He offered to take care of the bill.>



Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

careplay
  1. :  suffering of mind :  grief

    :  a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility

    :  a cause for such anxiety

  1. :  to feel trouble or anxiety

    :  to feel interest or concern

    :  to give care



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