take (someone) to task

Definition of take (someone) to task

  1. :  to criticize (someone) harshly The boss took me to task for wasting time.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

taskplay
  1. :  a usually assigned piece of work often to be finished within a certain time

    :  something hard or unpleasant that has to be done

    :  duty, function

  1. :  to assign a task to

    :  to oppress with great labor

    :  to impose a tax on


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