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Dictionary definition for: Task

1. (n) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"

2. (v) assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the children"

3. (n) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city''s loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars" "the job of repairing the engine took several hours" "the endless task of classifying the sampl

4. (v) use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience"

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