- (transitive) To look after, to provide care for.
- My elderly mother needs to be taken care of.
- (transitive) To deal with, handle.
- Can somebody take care of the customers while I clean this mess?
- (transitive, slang, euphemistic) To kill.
- In the motion picture The Godfather gangster Virgil Sollozzo took care of Luca Brasi by having him strangled.