Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

take care of

take care of
Meaning(s)
1) deal with or look after someone/something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • take care of a problem/yourself
  • Analysis
     The phrasal verb ‘to take care of’ something or someone can mean to nurture or look after something or someone. You might ‘take care of’ someone who is sick or ill. To ‘take care of’ someone can also mean to provide for someone financially. “I work hard to take care of my wife and children.” If you promise to ‘take care of’ something you are offering to deal with it or have responsibility for something. “I’ll take care of that client if you finish this paperwork.” This is a useful phrasal verb in social and professional situations.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. My friend asked me to take care of his dog while he is on holiday.
    2. I have always taken good care of my phone which is why it has lasted so long.
    3. Sandra was very good at taking care of any problems that arose during our work on the project.
    4. Bye, James, take care of yourself.
    5. I was going to pay the bill but my roommate took care of it already.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Can someone volunteer to take care of booking a venue for the staff party?
    2. I'd like to thank Maria for taking care of all of our new recruits and helping them through the onboarding process.
    3. We should all take care of each other after receiving such terrible news this morning.
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