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.

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So the Ghost Fleet will sail ahead of the task force, sensors at full power, seeking any inbound threats. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Wants To Build a “Ghost Fleet” of Drone Warships," 14 Mar. 2019 Newsom also announced a new head of the state water board, a new chair of the state board of education and a new task force on housing and homelessness. Kathleen Ronayne, The Seattle Times, "California governor scales back high-speed train," 12 Feb. 2019 The recommendation is one of 100 ways to help keep students alive outlined by a Broward County task force created after the Parkland shooting. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Schools should set up 'threat teams' to prevent massacres, Secret Service says," 12 July 2018 Johnny Sparkles was investigated by a five-county task force looking into worker's compensation fraud. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "Owners of Johnny Sparkles cleaning business convicted of fraud, tax evasion," 21 June 2018 The state police task force charged with investigating the shooting is expected to release its final findings in April, USA Today reports. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "A black security guard caught a shooting suspect — only to be shot by police minutes later," 23 Jan. 2019 An Illinois state representative who served on an antisexual discrimination and harassment task force resigned on Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend accused him of posting nude photos of her on Instagram without her consent. Gaby Del Valle, Teen Vogue, "Rep. Nick Sauer Resigned After Being Accused of Posting Nude Photos of a Woman Without Consent," 2 Aug. 2018 In 1986, a special task force was formed to investigate the murders of Welch and Bastian. Maggie Wilson, ajc, "Police make arrest in 1986 child murder," 22 June 2018 Indeed, Prince William’s deep concern about cyberbullying led him to launch a task force on the issue. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "How the Internet’s Obsession with the Royal Family Turned Toxic," 10 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of task force

1941, in the meaning defined above

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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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