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1

Attend to, assume responsibility for, as in Go ahead to the movies, I'll take care of parking the car, or They've hired someone to take care of the children for a week. [Late 1500s]

2

Beat up or kill someone, as in If he didn't pay up they threatened to take care of him and his family. [Slang; c. 1930]

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