task force


Definition of task force

: a temporary grouping under one leader for the purpose of accomplishing a definite objective

Examples of task force in a Sentence

They appointed a task force to review the situation.
Recent Examples on the Web Police pulled out all stops, deploying more than 40 officers and gang task force members. Robin Mcdowell, USA TODAY, "Did Amy Klobuchar help send an innocent teen away for life?," 30 Jan. 2020 Whitmer will work with the legislative leaders to choose task force members interested in the problem of high prescription drug costs. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Gov. Whitmer will target the high cost of prescription drugs in State of the State address," 29 Jan. 2020 The teen turned out to be an undercover Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children task force agent. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "St. Edward High School teacher accused of trying to meet ‘teen’ for sex pleads guilty to felony charge," 27 Jan. 2020 The task force examined the Academy’s nominating and voting process since March 2018 and issued its findings in December. Alejandra Salazar, refinery29.com, "How Grammy Voting Works Is Still A Mystery — & That’s The Reason For This Year’s Scandal," 26 Jan. 2020 The task force has recommended retaining uniform pricing on essential services, however, including the mailing of pharmaceuticals and government notices. Audrey Carleton, Fortune, "As the USPS faces privatization, here’s what it can learn from Canada," 24 Jan. 2020 The episode takes you behind the scenes into a state task force meeting to hear heartbreaking testimony from victims and their families, and how local leaders are hoping to improve conditions. Taylor Seely, azcentral, "Gaggle podcast: Arizona agencies are failing vulnerable adults. Here's what's being done," 15 Jan. 2020 So, Gazzo and another task force officer dressed up in professional lawn service uniforms and cut it themselves while their target sat on the front porch and watched. Beth Warren, courier-journal.com, "How a Mississippi trooper almost took down the world’s most powerful cartel boss," 25 Nov. 2019 The Arsenal Ship would have acted as a floating magazine for the rest of the fleet, providing a reserve of literally hundreds of missiles that destroyers, cruisers, and task force commanders could call upon. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What Old Warplane Will Become the USAF's New 'Flying Arsenal'?," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of task force

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Task force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/task%20force. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of task force

: a group of people who deal with a specific problem
: a military force that is sent to a particular place to deal with a problem

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