HyperDic: task

English > 4 senses of the word task:
NOUNacttask, undertaking, project, laborany piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
acttask, job, chorea specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
VERBsocialtaskassign a task to
consumptiontask, taxuse to the limit
task > pronunciation
Soundstae'sk
Rhymesask ... unmask: 10 rhymes with aesk...
English > task: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAny piece of work that is undertaken or attempted.
Synonymsundertaking, project, labor
InstancesManhattan ProjectCode name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
Narroweradventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertakingA wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful / lawful / lawful)
assignmentAn undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
babyA project of personal concern to someone
cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cakeAny undertaking that is easy to do
enterprise, endeavor, endeavourA purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
labor of love, labour of loveProductive work performed voluntarily without material reward / reward or compensation
marathon, endurance contestAny long and arduous undertaking
no-brainerAnything that requires little thought
propositionA task to be dealt with
tall order, large orderA formidable task or requirement
ventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishempresa, proyecto, tarea
Catalanempresa, projecte, tasca
Verbstaskassign a task to
English > task: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee.
Example "the endless task of classifying the samples"
Synonymsjob, chore
Narrowerball-buster, ball-breakerA job or situation that is demanding and arduous / arduous / arduous and punishing
scut work, shitworkTrivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores
stintAn individual's prescribed share of work
BroaderdutyWork that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
Spanishcometido, faena, labor, mandado, quehacer, tarea, trabajo
Catalanfeina, quefer, tasca, treball
Verbstaskassign a task to
English > task: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningAssign a task to.
PatternSomebody ----s something with something
Example"I tasked him with looking after the children"
Broaderdelegate, designate, depute, assignGive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Nounstaska specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
taskany piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
English > task: 4 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningUse to the limit.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymtax
Broaderstrain, extendUse to the utmost
Spanishagotar, gastar

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