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Meaning of task

task

Pronunciation: (task, täsk), [key]
—v.t.
  1. to subject to severe or excessive labor or exertion; put a strain upon (powers, resources, etc.).
  2. to impose a task on.
  3. to tax.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a task or tasks: A task chart will help organize the department's work.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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