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undertaking

 
Noun undertaking 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 undertake1
  2. undertaking - the trade of a funeral director
    --2 is a kind of
    trade, craft
Verb undertake has 5 senses
  1. undertake, set about, attempt - enter upon an activity or enterprise
    --1 is one way to initiate, pioneer
    Derived form: noun undertaking1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  2. undertake, tackle, take on - accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"
    --2 is one way to confront, face up, face
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. undertake, guarantee - promise to do or accomplish; "guarantee to free the prisoners"
    --3 is one way to promise, assure
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  4. contract, undertake - enter into a contractual arrangement
    --4 is one way to promise, assure
    Sample sentence:
    They undertake to move
  5. undertake, take in charge - accept as a charge
    --5 is one way to accept, consent, go for
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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