[ uhn-der-tey-king, uhn-der-tey- for 1-3; uhn-der-tey-king for 4 ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈteɪ kɪŋ, ˈʌn dərˌteɪ- for 1-3; ˈʌn dərˌteɪ kɪŋ for 4 /
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the act of a person who undertakes any task or responsibility.
a task, enterprise, etc., undertaken.
a promise; pledge; guarantee.
the business of an undertaker or funeral director.
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How to use undertaking in a sentence
In these lights, the Iraq war was indeed one of the ugliest undertakings in all of US history.Iraq Ten Years After|Michael Tomasky|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In such undertakings the State must first be founded, without which the Church cannot exist, as I have said before.
The undertakings he carried out were but a few of the projects which engaged his thoughts.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
But the good people took too much interest in him and his undertakings not to give much time and talk to them.David Fleming's Forgiveness|Margaret Murray Robertson
Undertakings are attempted that are evidently far beyond the power, pecuniary or mental, of the individual.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
But the hostile fate which seemed to attend all Napoleon's undertakings by sea again checkmated him.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for undertaking
/ (ˈʌndəˌteɪkɪŋ) /
something undertaken; task, venture, or enterprise
an agreement to do something
the business of an undertaker
informal the practice of overtaking on an inner lane a vehicle which is travelling in an outer lane
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