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task

  

      n  
1    a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or chore  
2    an unpleasant or difficult job or duty  
3    any piece of work  
4    take to task   to criticize or reprove  
      vb   tr  
5    to assign a task to  
6    to subject to severe strain; tax  
     (C13: from Old French tasche, from Medieval Latin tasca, from taxa tax, from Latin taxare to tax)  
  tasker      n  
  taskless      adj  


lexical decision task  
      n     (Psychol)   an experimental task in which subjects have to decide as fast as possible whether a given letter string is a word  
task force  
      n  
1    a temporary grouping of military units formed to undertake a specific mission  
2    any semipermanent organization set up to carry out a continuing task  
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task

  

      n  
1    assignment, business, charge, chore, duty, employment, enterprise, exercise, job, labour, mission, occupation, toil, undertaking, work  
2    take to task      bawl out     (informal)   blame, blast, carpet     (informal)   censure, chew out     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   criticize, give a rocket     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   lambast(e), lecture, read the riot act, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, tear into     (informal)   tear (someone) off a strip     (Brit. informal)   tell off     (informal)   upbraid  
      vb  
3    assign to, charge, entrust  
4    burden, exhaust, load, lumber     (Brit. informal)   oppress, overload, push, saddle, strain, tax, test, weary  

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exp.
not an easy task
v.
SuperUser Do: used in Unix/Linux by a 'regular' (non-root) user to execute or preform an 'Administrator' (super user, root user) command or task.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
n.
Public Health principal task of a Samu . Reception Evaluation, Triaging of Medical Emergencies through Medical Hotline.
See also Medical Regulator Physician
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
n.
a detail-oriented document clearly outlining the objectives of the project like technical , terms and financial aspects of the software project .These software proposals helps the Business Professionals to automate routine tasks.
[Comp.]
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