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Riding such a distance with little or no sleep is a huge undertaking. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is a big undertaking for businesses and individual taxpayers to move country and not just location. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The buyer has to give an undertaking that the acquired business can meet its liabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nights is a much more ambitious undertaking. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It will be a huge industrial undertaking. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The banks have given an undertaking to continue funding small businesses to that extent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a huge undertaking but they were very determined. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The bank has now given an undertaking to the court that they will not contact them again. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is a huge undertaking and you realise what a massive responsibility the captain and crew have. The Sun (2012)Consequently it will think differently and not feel tied by any undertaking given by its predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For a man of his generation that was a huge undertaking. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But such a huge undertaking inevitably left massive footprints. Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century (1994)But securing the dispersed weapons stocks would be a huge undertaking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are many small undertaking businesses who will help families by supplying only the components that they cannot manage themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could sell your existing property and move somewhere else, but it is a massive undertaking. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The film was a difficult undertaking, though. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is a massive undertaking, and the search may well be endless. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the Americans were quite unrealistic about the time needed for so difficult an undertaking. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)A play inspired by it is an ambitious undertaking. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)This was an ambitious undertaking. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a difficult undertaking. LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)Last night a source said: 'This is a hugely ambitious undertaking and will take a lot of work. The Sun (2014)Moreover the personal proximity of the subject matter, which drove him to such an ambitious undertaking, might have clouded his judgement. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
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Translations for 'undertaking'
British English: undertaking NOUN
An undertaking is a task or job, especially a large or difficult one.
Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
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