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tasknoun [C]

us   /tæsk/
a piece of work to be done, esp. one done regularly, unwillingly, or with difficulty: Our first task after we moved was to find a doctor. Making these pastries is no easy task. They face the daunting task of rebuilding their economy.
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"task" in British English

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tasknoun

uk   /tɑːsk/ us   /tæsk/

taskverb [T usually passive]

uk   /tɑːsk/ us   /tæsk/
to give someone a task: We have been tasked with setting up camps for refugees.
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"task" in Business English

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tasknoun [C]

uk   /tɑːsk/ us   /tæsk/
WORKPLACE a piece of work that needs to be done, especially one that is a regular part of someone's job: The new team's first task will be to ensure a smooth handover of power.carry out/complete/do a task Those in charge of planning the relocation will need to decide what tasks need to be carried out.assign/give/set sb a task A small team at head office has been assigned the task of setting up a central database. perform/undertake a task a big/important/major task a crucial/key/main task time-consuming/urgent tasks easy/menial/simple tasks administrative/creative/sales tasks
a difficult thing that must be done: a challenging/daunting task The government faces the daunting task of restructuring the pension system.a difficult/hard/impossible task With the cost-cutting complete, the bank is faced with the more difficult task of generating increased revenues to convert into profit.
IT an action done by a computer such as starting a program, checking email, saving files, etc.: By automating repetitive tasks, software programs can save people a lot of time.do/execute/perform a task A mainframe's speed is measured in the number of tasks it can perform in a millisecond.
take sb/sth to task (over sth)
to criticize a person, group of people, or an organization for doing something that you think is very wrong: Farmers took the large supermarket chains to task over their ruthless pricing.
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taskverb [T, usually passive]

uk   /tɑːsk/ us   /tæsk/ formal
to give someone a difficult job to do: task sb with (doing) sth The parent company is being tasked with turning around two new acquisitions.task sb to do sth The company completed only a small fraction of the 150 health clinics it was tasked to build.
(Definition of task from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “task”
in Korean 과제…
in Arabic مَهَمّة…
in Malaysian tugas…
in French tâche…
in Russian задание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 任務, (尤指經常、不情願或很難做的)工作…
in Italian compito, mansione…
in Turkish iş, görev, vazife…
in Polish zadanie…
in Spanish tarea…
in Vietnamese nhiệm vụ…
in Portuguese tarefa…
in Thai งานหนัก…
in German die Aufgabe…
in Catalan tasca…
in Japanese 仕事, 任務, 課題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 任务, (尤指经常、不情愿或很难做的)工作…
in Indonesian tugas…
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