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task

noun uk   /tɑːsk/  us   /tæsk/

task noun (WORK)

B2 [C] a piece of work to be done, especially one done regularly, unwillingly, or with difficulty: We usually ask interviewees to perform a few simple tasks on the computer just to test their aptitude. The government now faces the daunting task of restructuring the entire health service.

task noun (SPEAK ANGRILY)

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.

task

verb [T usually passive] uk   /tɑːsk/  us   /tæsk/
to give someone a task: We have been tasked with setting up camps for refugees.
Translations of “task”
in Arabic مَهَمّة…
in Korean 과제…
in Malaysian tugas…
in French tâche…
in Turkish iş, görev, vazife…
in Italian compito, mansione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 任務, (尤指經常、不情願或很難做的)工作…
in Russian задание…
in Polish zadanie…
in Vietnamese nhiệm vụ…
in Spanish tarea…
in Portuguese tarefa…
in Thai งานหนัก…
in German die Aufgabe…
in Catalan tasca…
in Japanese 仕事, 任務, 課題…
in Indonesian tugas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 任务, (尤指经常、不情愿或很难做的)工作…
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