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  1. task
    IPA[task]
  2. noun

    • 1. a piece of work to be done or undertaken.

    verb

    • 1. assign a piece of work to:

      NATO troops are tasked with separating the warring parties
    • 2. make great demands on (someone's resources or abilities):

      it tasked his diplomatic skill to effect his departure in safety
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: task, plural noun: tasks

    • v.: verb: task, 3rd person present: tasks, gerund or present participle: tasking, past tense: tasked, past participle: tasked

    • noun

      a piece of work to be done or undertaken:
    • verb

      assign a task to:

      make great demands on (someone's resources or abilities):

    • noun

      an armed force organized for a special operation:

      a unit specially organized for a task:

    • noun

      an armed force organized for a special operation:

      a unit specially organized for a task:

    • noun

      (in the UK) a standard test given to schoolchildren to assess their progress in a core subject of the national curriculum.
    • reprimand or criticize someone severely for a fault or mistake
    • reprimand or criticize someone severely for a fault or mistake
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