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