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 task task

noun

  • () any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted  ( labor, undertaking, task, project )
    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
     he prepared for great undertakings
    he prepared for great undertakings
  • () a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee  ( chore, task, job )
    a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
     estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
     the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    the job of repairing the engine took several hours
     the endless task of classifying the samples
    the endless task of classifying the samples
     the farmer's morning chores
    the farmer's morning chores
  • verb

  • use to the limit  ( task, tax )
    use to the limit
     you are taxing my patience
    you are taxing my patience
  • assign a task to  ( task )
    assign a task to
     I tasked him with looking after the children
    I tasked him with looking after the children