take care of

idiomatic phrase

Definition of take care of

1 : to attend to or provide for the needs, operation, or treatment of (someone or something) He is home taking care of a sick child. Each operator can take care of three machines. The schoolteacher began to feel like a fifth wheel. Her home was taken care of, and her children were taking care of themselves.— Dorothy West
2 : to deal with or do (something that requires effort or attention) My assistant takes care of all our travel arrangements. He offered to take care of [=pay] the bill.

First Known Use of take care of

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of take care of was in 1582

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“Take care of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20care%20of. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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