Definition of task force noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    task force

    BrE BrE//ˈtɑːsk fɔːs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæsk fɔːrs//
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  1. 1a military force that is brought together and sent to a particular place
  2. 2a group of people who are brought together to deal with a particular problem a drug task force The government has set up a task force to improve standards in schools.
  3. Extra examples a joint task force of local, state, and FBI officers A spokesman said that the arrests were made by the force’s organized crime task force. She is expected to lead a task force on health care reform. They agreed to set up a task force to develop international accounting guidelines.
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