Meaning of TASK in English

(~s, ~ing ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A ~ is an activity or piece of work which you have to do, usually as part of a larger project.

She used the day to catch up with administrative ~s.

N-COUNT: usu N of -ing, supp N


If you are ~ed with doing a particular activity or piece of work, someone in authority asks you to do it.

The minister was ~ed with checking that British aid money was being spent wisely.

VERB: be V-ed with n/-ing


If you take someone to ~, you criticize them or tell them off because of something bad or wrong that they have done.

The country’s intellectuals are also being taken to ~ for their failure to speak out against the regime.

= rebuke

PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR for n/-ing

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