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1 task /ˈtæsk/ noun
plural tasks
1 task
/ˈtæsk/
noun
plural tasks
Learner's definition of TASK
[count]
: a piece of work that has been given to someone : a job for someone to do
see also multitasking

take (someone) to task

: to criticize (someone) harshly
task, duty, job, and chore mean a piece of work that has to be done.
task suggests work given to you by someone who has authority.
duty stresses that someone is responsible for doing the work.
job may suggest that the work is necessary, hard, or important.
chore suggests a small, ordinary piece of work that is done regularly.
2 task /ˈtæsk/ verb
tasks; tasked; tasking
2 task
/ˈtæsk/
verb
tasks; tasked; tasking
Learner's definition of TASK
[+ object]
: to assign (someone) a piece of work : to give (someone) a job to do usually used as (be) tasked with
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