Definition of 'task'
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The groups are then given a second task that requires persistence to complete. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That will be a very difficult task. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Groups are given a first task. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's down to business plans and how hard you work throughout the tasks. The Sun (2016)After clocking on, you are assigned a task. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These systems may become very good at one particular task, but we do not really understand them. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Over grilled aubergines she explains how the next task is to take all the data collected back to her lab in Milan and identify the bodies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Getting the selection right for the South Africa game is looking more and more of an unenviable task. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your task is to work on your skills and ensure your partner feels part of your success. The Sun (2013)It is an unenviable task but he must stand strong for the longterm good of racing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The hardest task of the day was carrying it back to my hotel room. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)What is meant is organization designed for specific tasks rather than for supposedly "eternal" purposes. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)You can imagine our task of finding jobs for those workers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They needed only two hours in the morning to complete their part of the task yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We first must decide why we choose to accomplish our single task in a particular way. Christianity Today (2000)They usually finish this task over a second cup of coffee. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)This will be a difficult task but one which we will apply ourselves to. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The rest of the second day we are available for air testing or administrative tasks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Gender and age are universally used to assign different economic tasks. Cultural Anthropology (1995)Their task is to work out how. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The competing teams are set eight tough tasks over four days and three nights. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They set aside time for specific tasks and do it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This has led to problems with reliability in the field and suitability for the tasks they are given. The Sun (2009)The second approach is to remember a time when you were not fully committed to some task or project. Training with N.L.P. (1994)We need public sector employees to want to take their activity or task and run it from outside government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You are ready to take on a task that stretches your abilities but also shows how smart you are. The Sun (2009)You can talk confidently without sounding conceited and make it clear that you can handle a work task or personal project. The Sun (2011)Their security looks likely to be precarious, their task unenviable. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)Petty, mundane chores and tasks you need to catch up on take up most of your time today. The Sun (2015)Try to identify tasks or chores that you get caught up in but you don't really want or need to do. The Sun (2010)For the easy tasks, brain activity was very similar, but tougher challenges prompted differences. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'task'
British English: task /tɑːsk/ NOUN
A task is an activity or piece of work which you have to do.
I had the unpleasant task of breaking the bad news to my colleague.
- American English: task
- Arabic: مُهِمَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: tarefa
- Chinese: 任务
- Croatian: zadatak
- Czech: úkol
- Danish: opgave
- Dutch: taak
- European Spanish: tarea
- Finnish: tehtävä
- French: tâche
- German: Aufgabe
- Greek: έργο αποστολή
- Italian: compito
- Japanese: 任務
- Korean: 과제
- Norwegian: oppgave
- Polish: zadanie
- European Portuguese: tarefa
- Romanian: sarcinăde lucru
- Russian: задание
- Spanish: tarea
- Swedish: uppgift
- Thai: ภารกิจ
- Turkish: görev
- Ukrainian: завдання
- Vietnamese: nhiệm vụ
British English: task VERB
If you are tasked with doing a particular activity or piece of work, someone in authority asks you to do it.
The minister was tasked with checking that aid money was being spent wisely.
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