Meaning of TASK in English

■ noun a piece of work.

■ verb

1》 (usu. be ~ed with ) assign a ~ to.

2》 make great demands on.


take someone to ~ reprimand or criticize someone.


ME: from an Old North. Fr. var. of OFr. tasche , from med. L. tasca , alt. of taxa , from L. taxare (see tax ).

Concise Oxford English vocab.      Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка.