Definition of Take care

1. Verb. Be careful, prudent, or watchful. "Take care when you cross the street!"

Generic synonyms: Act, Move

2. Verb. Be in charge of or deal with. "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
Exact synonyms: Mind
Generic synonyms: Care, Deal, Handle, Manage
Specialized synonyms: Tend
Derivative terms: Mind

3. Verb. Take charge of or deal with. "She took care of this business"
Exact synonyms: Attend, Look, See
Specialized synonyms: Minister, Tend
Generic synonyms: Care, Give Care
Derivative terms: Attention

Definition of Take care

1. Verb. (intransitive) To be cautious, careful or prudent. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To mind, or be in charge of something. ¹

3. Interjection. (context: when leaving) good-bye (literally, ''take care of yourself'') ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Care

take a wicket
take aback
take account
take action
take advantage
take after
take against
take aim
take apart
take arms
take away
take away from
take back
take by storm
take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in
take down
take down a peg
take effect
take exception
take exception to

Literary usage of Take care

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... take care of him. However the mate, who was exceedingly moved with the fight, endeavoured to get fome of the broth into her mouth; and, as he faid, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"I said, 'We will take care of your medical bill as long as you need any attention, and I want you to sign release for it, so our company will pay it for you ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1905)
"... and the conclusion of all was the comfortable declaration that, though he had been invited only to a family dinner, she would take care to have two full ..."

4. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"Let each great master take care not to let his work be seen in its embryonic ... Let therefore the prudent take care to have something of the trader about ..."

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