take care

Definitions

  • "'I will take care of Boh.'"
    "'I will take care of Boh.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take care be in charge of or deal with "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
    • v take care take charge of or deal with "Could you see about lunch?","I must attend to this matter","She took care of this business"
    • v take care be careful, prudent, or watchful "Take care when you cross the street!"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over one million Pet Rocks were sold in 1975, makine Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, a millionaire. He got the idea while joking with friends about his pet that was easy to take care of, which was a rock
    • Take care to be careful or cautious
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Quotations

  • Gary Comer
    Gary Comer
    “Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself. Think one customer at a time and take care of each one the best way you can.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If we don't take care of the customer... somebody else will.”
  • George Whitefield
    George Whitefield
    “Take care of your of your life and the Lord will take of your death.”
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel%20Butler
    “He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    Francois%20De%20La%20Rochefoucauld
    “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. caru; Goth. kara, sorrow; Ice. kæra, to lament; Celt. car, care; allied to L. carus, dear.

Usage

In literature:

But you can't do anything more than take care of father.
"Make or Break" by Oliver Optic
Is there anywhere a friend you could trust to work the find and take care of you?
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
You must take both piles, in this new hand-bag, and ask Mr. Metcalf to take care of it for you.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
If you will trust yourself to me, I will take you, and take care of you.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
Has she no husband to take care of her?
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
Captain Kingsberry will take care that no harm shall befall you.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
I mean to take care that you do not get too much.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
The father swan watches the nest, and helps take care of the young ones.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
They 'low they have no objections if I could take care of her.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
They'll take care of him till his friends come to claim him.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Cook quickly but take care not to burn.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Take care of it among yourselves, and I hope you all may have many pleasant rides.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
In the wagon, the Mexican was crouched in the bottom, shooting from behind the seat, apparently taking careful aim.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
And Algy has come with me to take care of me.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
There is no better way to reform a fellow than to give him something to take care of and take an interest in.
"The Squirrel Inn" by Frank R. Stockton
While we warn you against making others your enemies, take care that you do not yourself become your own and greatest enemy.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Oh, Mollie dear, take care!
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I'll take care of her.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
And she's going to take care of her all summer, isn't she?
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
You must stay behind and take care of him, and take care of these sore-footed men who will be unable to keep up.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
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In poetry:

Her mother, Elfie older grown,
One evening, for adieu,
Said, "You'll not mind being left alone,
For God takes care of you!"
"Reciprocity" by George MacDonald
And bury me in my brother's church
For that will safer be,
And I implore lock the church door
And pray take care of the key.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
The vulgar take but little heed;
The garden wants his care;
There lies the book he used to read,
There stands the empty chair.
"The Poet's Death" by John Clare
Death's the lover that I'd be taking;
Wild and fickle and fierce is he.
Small's his care if my heart be breaking-
Gay young Death would have none of me.
"The Trifler" by Dorothy Parker
"Did you call me, Father?" Awake, girl, awake!
Thy burden of sorrow, within thy heart take,
Awake from thy dreaming, each joy's fraught with care,
And Life's but a "hollow, way down by the flare."
""Did you call me , Father?"" by Mary Eliza Perine Tucker Lambert
'You may miss me then. But I shall not know
How many times you visit me there,
Or what your thoughts are, or if you go
There never at all. And I shall not care.
Should you censure me I shall take no heed
And even your praises I shall not need.'
"Your Last Drive" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

I take care of my parents' medical information.
Yeah, sure, they're cute, but you should try taking care of them.
The theme of the column was that we should take care of our own.
The Columbus Public Health department's "Take Care Down There" campaign is targeted at young gay men.
Tight budgets are keeping many Valley non-profit groups from taking care of important housekeeping items.
So it goes without saying you want to take care of that gear, right.
His offense will likely take care of itself once he gets comfortable.
Boone Pickens probably didn't pick up 'Take Care'.
For 38 years, they have prided themselves in taking care of their customers and standing behind the fishing and hunting equipment they sold them.
Do you know how to take care of your teeth.
The Yankees have to take care of business of their own -- you know, like winning -- much more than they can or should sit back and hope for another team's collapse.
Taking care of the dogs has always been on the chore list for Connor and his two siblings, Spencer, 19, and Alexa, 14.
'What you do is brave, and I wouldn't be all right without you, so thanks for taking care of us.'.
Not only must we take care to protect our own sources of oil around the world, we also must ensure that our main competitor, China, doesn't trump us.
Taking care of business before departing can make trip more fun, enjoyable.
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In science:

Their algorithm takes care of (weaker) Theorem 15.
Algorithmic proofs of two theorems of Stafford
Step III [The rest of the proof takes care of details about sN .]. Consider the general case, N Lt¥0 , construct another where possibly S ∫ D .
Fluid Limits of Pure Jump Markov Processes: a Practical Guide
We give a similar definition which takes care of the Lagrangian submanifolds.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
The EPQFM approach is a microscopic one which takes care of LLL pro jection from the very beginning.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
Then an Ottaviani type inequality will be used to take care of the max in (4.99).
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
We must estimate Sn for any n, taking care of the probability subspaces on which we are working.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
In order to take care of that we first use Taylor expansions to construct approximate solutions of the constraint equations near a point p.
KIDs are non-generic
Let us now take care of P (supt≤θ (Dn (S ) − Dn (S + t)) ≥ ǫ).
Exchangeable Fragmentation-Coalescence processes and their equilibrium measures
Let us now take care of the fragmentation rates.
Exchangeable Fragmentation-Coalescence processes and their equilibrium measures
This takes care of the sQQR-property; the proof for the fQQR-property is similar.
Integral Domains whose Simple Overrings are Intersections of Localizations
Performing also a regularization with respect to time and taking care of the initial conditions allows to construct a sequence νn with analytic fields satisfying (4.2.19).
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
The only point to take care of here is that perturbations should be constructed so that the constraint remains satisfied.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
Next, to take care of (2.5), we apply it to ξ = iX ω , η = iY ω , where X and Y are arbitrary vector fields.
Generalized complex structures and Lie brackets
We take care of this in the next and step of the processing.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
The application of such an offset map takes care of responsivity variations at scales larger than 1.25◦ but it also sets the zero level correctly.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
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