Sep
25
2013

task

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

taesk

noun
definition 1:  a specific item of work assigned to one; duty.
example:  Each volunteer worker was assigned a task.
example:  The children were given the task of clearing off the table.

definition 2:  any duty or item of work that one must carry out.
example:  Doing the laundry is one of the tasks I need to accomplish this morning.
example:  Being a parent is not always an easy task.
example:  The subjects of the experiment were asked to carry out the tasks again after having no sleep.


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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun task

VERB + task:    perform ~ , complete ~ , accomplish ~ , undertake ~ , take on ~ , fulfill ~ , finish ~ , face ~ ,  assign ~ , delegate ~ , allot ~ , schedule ~ , approach ~ , tackle ~ , execute ~ , handle ~ , deal with ~ ,  simplify ~ , complicate ~ , automate ~ , attempt ~ , ease ~

MODIFIER + task:    difficult ~ , easy ~ , simple ~ , main ~ , key ~ , specific ~ , assigned ~ , completed ~ , everyday ~ , daily ~ , complicated ~ , complex ~ , challenging ~ , time-consuming ~ , open-ended ~ , repetitive ~ ,  trivial ~ , mundane ~ , worthy ~ , necessary ~ , daunting ~ , overwhelming ~ , impossible ~ , manageable ~ , achievable ~ , formidable ~ , enormous ~ , burdensome ~ , onerous ~ , urgent ~ , straightforward ~ , unenviable ~ , arduous ~ , menial ~ , thankless ~ , practical ~ , current ~ , administrative ~

 

 

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