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T'ASK, noun

1. Business imposed by another, often a definite quantity or amount of labor. Each man has his task When he has performed his task his time is his own. Exodus 5:14.

2. Business; employment.

His mental powers were equal to greater tasks.

3. Burdensome employment.

To take to task to reprove; to reprimand; as, to take one to task for idleness.

T'ASK, verb transitive

1. To impose a task; to assign to one a definite amount of business or labor.

2. To burden with some employment; to require to perform.

There task thy maids, and exercise the loom.