supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home
- I sat on the deck to take care of him.
- Such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise.
- Take good care of that future major leaguer or president.
- He offered to take care of his brother, Chance, Jaclyn's child.
- His son or daughter whom he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful.
- Such conditions foster the growth of the world's most luxuriant vegetation.