Some task Force Ranger vets left the military relatively soon after Black Hawk Down.
In a world of many squeaky wheels, Obama glided smoothly from task to task.
With that task accomplished, the SAMI team can get to work on the task of galactic demographics in earnest.
Sabrine is a trained lawyer, likely a helpful quality when your task is to push politicians.
Of course, recognizing our common humanity is only the beginning of our task.
It was charged with the task of cutting a way through to relieve Przemysl.
For what to shun will no great knowledge need; But what to follow is a task indeed.
For ourselves, men of Lacedaemon and of the allied states, our task is completed.
And so Clif put every ounce of muscle he had into that task.
He saw instantly that her dread was for him, and it made his task the harder.
c.1300, "piece of work imposed as a duty," from Old North French tasque (13c., Old French tasche, Modern French tâche) "duty, tax," from Vulgar Latin *tasca "a duty, assessment," metathesis of Medieval Latin taxa, a back-formation of Latin taxare "to evaluate, estimate, assess" (see tax). General sense of "any piece of work that has to be done" is first recorded 1590s. Phrase take one to task (1680s) preserves the sense that is closer to tax.
German tasche "pocket" is from the same Vulgar Latin source (via Old High German tasca), with presumable sense evolution from "amount of work imposed by some authority," to "payment for that work," to "wages," to "pocket into which money is put," to "any pocket."
"to put a strain upon," 1590s, from task (n.). Related: Tasked; tasking.