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task

 
Noun task has 2 senses
  1. undertaking, project, task, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
    --1 is a kind of work
    --1 has particulars:
     cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake; adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking; assignment; baby; enterprise, endeavor, endeavour; labor of love, labour of love; marathon, endurance contest; no-brainer; proposition; tall order, large order; venture; Manhattan Project
    Derived form: verb task1
  2. job, task, chore - 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 is a kind of duty
    --2 has particulars:
     ball-buster, ball-breaker; disagreeable task, disagreeable chore; stint
    Derived form: verb task1
Verb task has 2 senses
  1. task - assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the children"
    --1 is one way to
    delegate, designate, depute, assign
    Derived forms: noun task2, noun task1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something with something
  2. tax, task - use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience"
    --2 is one way to strain, extend
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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