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Definition of To take to task
To take to taskTask Task, n. [OE. taske, OF. tasque, F. t[^a]che, for tasche,
LL. tasca, taxa, fr. L. taxare to rate, appraise, estimate.
See Tax, n. & v.]
1. Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite
quantity or amount.
Ma task of servile toil. --Milton.
Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees
it close. --Longfellow.
2. Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
His mental powers were equal to greater tasks.
To take to task. See under Take.
Syn: Work; labor; employment; business; toil; drudgery;
study; lesson; stint. To take to task To take place, root, sides, stock, etc. See under
Place, Root, Side, etc.
To take the air.
(a) (Falconry) To seek to escape by trying to rise higher
than the falcon; -- said of a bird.
(b) See under Air.
To take the field. (Mil.) See under Field.
To take thought, to be concerned or anxious; to be
solicitous. --Matt. vi. 25, 27.
To take to heart. See under Heart.
To take to task, to reprove; to censure.
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