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English definition of “task”

task

noun (SPEAK ANGRILY)    /tɑːsk/ US  /tæsk/
take sb to task to criticize or speak angrily to someone for something that they have done wrong : She took her assistant to task for/over her carelessness .Chastising and rebuking
(Definition of task noun (SPEAK ANGRILY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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