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Definitions of task

  1. 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"; " the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; " the endless task of classifying the samples"; " the farmer's morning chores"
  2. any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; " he prepared for great undertakings"
  3. assign a task to; " I tasked him with looking after the children"
  4. use to the limit; " you are taxing my patience"
  5. Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
  6. Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
  7. To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
  8. To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
  9. To charge; to tax; as with a fault.
  10. Labor or study imposed by another; usually a certain amount; a lesson to be learned; duty; work.
  11. To impose a certain amount of work upon; burden.
  12. A set amount of work, esp. of study, given by another: work: drudgery.
  13. To impose a task on: to burden with severe work.
  14. TASKER.
  15. A set amount of work; drudgery.
  16. To impose a task on; burden with work.
  17. To assign a task to; burden with labor.
  18. A specific amount of labor; burdensome work.
  19. Business or study imposed by another, often a definite quantity or amount of labour; business; burdensome employment.
  20. To impose a task on; to burden with some employment; to require to perform.
  21. A certain amount of business or labour imposed by another; something to be learned or done, as a schoolboy's lesson; burdensome or disagreeable employment.
  22. To assign a definite amount of employment or labour; to require to do; to burden with employment or labour.
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Usage examples for task

  1. I don't know why I should be taken to task by my own daughter. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  2. I shall have no heart for my task, if I don't see him soon." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. He devoted every spare hour to his new task. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  4. We are working hard at that task. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The burden of this mighty task is greater than I can bear. – Prince Zaleski by M.P. Shiel
  6. It was her hard task to say this. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  7. If it was, and he could only get his hands free, their task should not be so easy as they thought for. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  8. It was my chief pleasure to feed them during the bad weather, and it was often a difficult task even before Jack came on the scene to mix himself in my affairs. – Afoot in England by W.H. Hudson
  9. " Well," he began, " is your task finished that you are in London?" – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. Go, get thee to thy task! – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  11. The task was not an easy one. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  12. That is a task for history. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  13. Each class was necessary to this task. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  14. " It will save me an unpleasant task if he doesn't come. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  15. These men know not how to manage me, and well- a- day, that task is easy eno' to women! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. However, I now have the satisfaction of knowing that I shall not die without having accomplished that task. – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  17. Hard is the task, O princess! – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  18. She then set them another task, and after the lessons were done we returned home. – Bo-Peep Story Books by Anonymous
  19. She has always been putting the emphasis somewhere else than where he put it; she has always been doing something else instead of the great task which he began and left her to finish. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  20. She had passed the hardest task to some one else. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
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