the task at hand

Definition of the task at hand

  1. :  the work someone is doing now I need to concentrate on the task at hand.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ :  the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

    :  the forelimb segment (such as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl

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to cast off or become cast off

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