[tɑːsk] or [tæsk]
(verb.) assign a task to; 'I tasked him with looking after the children'.
(v.) Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
(v.) Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
(v. t.) To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
(v. t.) To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
(v. t.) To charge; to tax; as with a fault.
n. . Work, labor, toil, drudgery.. Employment, business, undertaking, enterprise.. Lesson, exercise.
v. a. . Impose a task on.. Burden, oppress, tax.
SYN:Work, function, labor, job, operation, business, undertaking, drudgery, toil,lesson
ANT:Relaxation, leisure, amusement, hobby
n. a set amount of work esp. of study given by another: work: drudgery.—v.t. to impose a task on: to burden with severe work.—ns. Task′er one who imposes a task or who performs it; Task′ing task-work; Task′master a master who imposes a task: an overseer:—fem. Task′mistress; Task′work work done as a task or by the job.—Take to task to reprove.
- Erringly and strangely she began the task of self-examination with self-condemnation. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Tom silently resumed his task; but the woman, before at the last point of exhaustion, fainted. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- But the trouble with them is that the psychology is weak and uninformed, distorted by moral enthusiasms, and put out without any particular reference to the task of statesmanship. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- This latter task was becoming more and more difficult, for the blacks had taken to hiding their supply away at night in granaries and living huts. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- As it has a double task to perform, it must be endowed with double force and energy. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- It would have been an easier task a week ago, said he. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- But genuine politics is not an inhuman task. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- The other teachers, poor things, were generally themselves too much dejected to attempt the task of cheering others. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- Then it will be our duty to select, if we can, natures which are fitted for the task of guarding the city? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- The freedom of choice which this allows him, is therefore much greater, and the difficulty of his task much more diminished, than at first appears. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- Plans which had lately appeared to her in the guise of tasks, now appeared like pleasures. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- More than any other generalization it illuminates the currents of our national life and explains the altering tasks of statesmanship. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- We almost let the dead bury their dead today while the living drive forward their tasks, achieving as much in a year as the old ages did in twenty. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- My mother glances submissively at them, shuts the book, and lays it by as an arrear to be worked out when my other tasks are done. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- A wall is a wall: the presence of it will not do the work of civilization--the absence of it does not absolve anyone from the tasks of social life. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- I had long tasks every day to do with Mr. Mell; but I did them, there being no Mr. and Miss Murdstone here, and got through them without disgrace. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- Born in partiality, in order to accomplish its tasks it must achieve a certain detached impartiality. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- But one of the hardest domestic tasks is that of keeping the house clean. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- It is impossible that it should have any success in these tasks without educational equivalents as to what to do and what not to do. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- This used to be one of the most difficult tasks in hand-work, but is done rapidly and exactly by this machine. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Tasked one of the mechanics. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.