From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake care of somebody/somethingtake care of somebody/somethinga) LOOK AFTER somebodyLOOK AFTER somethingto look after someone or something Who’s taking care of the dog while you’re away?take care of yourself The children are old enough to take care of themselves. b) DEAL WITHto deal with all the necessary work, arrangements etc Her secretary always took care of the details. Don’t worry about your accommodation – it’s all taken care of. c) PAY FORto pay for something – used when you want to avoid saying this directly We’ll take care of the fees. → care
Examples from the Corpustake care of yourself• Many youngsters who've been brought up in care are often incapable of looking after themselves when they leave.• It is good for old men to talk straight; talk straight on both sides and take care of one another.• They tried to take care of each other and sometimes of me.• Let Ephraim Cook keep the business in order for Amabel and Gemma, and whoever came after them must take care of themselves.• She took care of herself, and of Anthony, and she always had, and always would.• Grandpa can't take care of himself any more so he's coming to live with us.• Everybody had to take care of themselves.• You have to take care of yourself; you need to work hard.• She tells him to take care of himself, and sends greetings from the whole family.• Timing is everything, but time usually takes care of itself on the upper San Joaquin.