› attention that is given to something or someone, so that they are looked after, protected, or dealt with in the right way: There will be some mistakes no matter how much care goes into the first draft.take care over sth People are taking more care over where they invest their money.take care to do sth Take care to prepare for your interview by listing all the personal qualities and experience you have which suit you for the job.
care of › (abbreviation c/o) COMMUNICATIONS used in addresses when the person you are writing to is staying or working somewhere that is not the place where they usually live or work: You can send packages to me care of my hotel. Address your letters to Write On, c/o BBC, Broadcasting House, London.
take care of sth/sb › to look after or protect something or someone: Take care of your home: it's your largest asset. People are doing this job to put food on the table and take care of their children. › to deal with or be responsible for something: He suggested she could help run the firm and take care of the finances. I'll take care of all the travel arrangements. → See also childcare, customer care, healthcare, personal care