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noun [countable] task pronunciation in British English /tɑːsk/ 
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singulartask
pluraltasks
  1. something that you have to do, often something that is difficult or unpleasant

    My first real task was to prepare for the meeting.

    routine/daily tasks

    perform a task:

    It was a hard task to perform.

    the task of doing something:

    Ken began the difficult task of organizing the information.

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