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noun [singular]     ask pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    something you think is going to be very difficult to achieve or succeed in

    It was a big ask, but in 1964 Fraser became the only swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympics.

    Sometimes speaking truth to power feels like a bit of an ask.

    Trying to convince the financial establishments to back us is a tough ask.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    make an ask to ask for a favour

    It is often tough to say no if a close friend makes an ask.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 27/09/2014


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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