Pronunciation: tåsk
n.1.Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
Ma task of servile toil.
- Milton.
2.Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
To take to task
See under Take.
v. t.1.To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
[imp. & p. p. Tasked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tasking.]
There task thy maids, and exercise the loom.
- Dryden.
2.To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
3.To charge; to tax, as with a fault.
Too impudent to task me with those errors.
- Beau. & Fl.
Noun1.Tasktask - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
2.task - 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"
Synonyms: chore, job
Verb1.task - assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the children"
2.task - use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience"
Synonyms: tax
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