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undertaking

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noun un·der·tak·ing \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kiŋ, ˌən-dər-ˈ; 1b is ˈən-dər-ˌ only\

Simple Definition of undertaking

  • : an important or difficult task or project

  • : the business of an undertaker

  • : a promise or agreement to do or not do something

Full Definition of undertaking

  1. 1 a :  the act of one who undertakes or engages in a project or business b :  the business of an undertaker

  2. 2 :  something undertaken :  enterprise

  3. 3 :  pledge, guarantee

Examples of undertaking

  1. The restoration of the old theater is a huge undertaking.

  2. He advised us against such a risky undertaking.



14th Century

First Known Use of undertaking

14th century



UNDERTAKING Defined for Kids

undertaking

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noun un·der·tak·ing \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kiŋ\

Definition of undertaking

  1. :  an important or difficult task or project <Creating a mural is a big undertaking.>





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