"tasks" in the noun sense
1. undertaking, project, task, labor
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
"he prepared for great undertakings"
2. job, task, chore
a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
"estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"
"the job of repairing the engine took several hours"
"the endless task of classifying the samples"
"the farmer's morning chores"
"tasks" in the verb sense
assign a task to
"I tasked him with looking after the children"
2. tax, task
use to the limit
"you are taxing my patience"
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