Definition of task force in English:

task force

(also task group)


  • 1An armed force organized for a special operation.

    ‘the task force continues to find more munitions in the area’
    • ‘Instrumental to the success of the task force has been the cooperation of the Indonesian authorities.’
    • ‘The task force is here to detect, disrupt and defeat terrorist cells in the Horn of Africa.’
    • ‘Scouts are the eyes of the task force commander and must have the best equipment with which to see.’
    • ‘In October the largest task force of the Pacific war sailed for the island of Leyte to begin the reconquest of the archipelago.’
    • ‘Heavily armed members of the task force, police and body guards quickly took her away shortly afterwards.’
    • ‘While in Kuwait, we received four additional companies to complete the task force.’
    • ‘Scouts talk to more people on the battlefield than anyone else in the task force.’
    • ‘This causes a need for greater capability in logistics assets at the task force level.’
    • ‘An impressive resume, for sure, but one perhaps more useful to a company building a military task force than a search engine.’
    • ‘Like the rest of us embedded reporters, he had been taken in as a member of the task force, and he was mourned as one.’
    • ‘Throughout the mission, the task force was in constant contact with enemy forces.’
    • ‘A military task force suggested that nonstate actors could be a clear and present danger.’
    • ‘Most of the task force's soldiers had been in Kuwait training for this day for nearly six months.’
    • ‘The task force was ready to leave Kuwait, to move out north, to drive on to Baghdad.’
    • ‘For example, an armor task force is planning to breach during a deliberate attack.’
    • ‘Again, he should portray an uncooperative enemy that intends to defeat the task force.’
    • ‘I was an armor task force scout platoon sergeant when my battalion deployed to Iraq.’
    • ‘The level of communications afforded is the same as if the task force was operating from its home base.’
    • ‘What was my mission as it pertained to the overall task force and brigade missions?’
    • ‘The task force was down to six helicopters, the bare minimum needed to pull off the rescue.’
    patrolman, patrolwoman, sentinel, sentry, garrison, defender
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    1. 1.1A unit specially organized for a task.
      ‘the government has set up a task force to survey mental health services’
      • ‘The task group will meet again this month (September).’
      • ‘Before that operation took place a council task group on street drinking raised car park safety as a serious concern.’
      • ‘Now a council task group wants to hear people's views on the scheme and opinions about how successful it has been.’
      • ‘The task group has presented a plan for studying these factors.’
      • ‘Some of the recommendations included in the draft policy see the setting up of a task group.’
      • ‘The Board also voted to disband this task force and thanked the task force for their work.’
      • ‘The recommendations of the task group will be considered by the council's cabinet on May 21.’
      • ‘It seems that the task group which has been set up to look at options for the future of the museum is its final chance.’
      • ‘This article provides a short synopsis of what the task force has accomplished to date.’
      • ‘The task force wants to determine which senators and military officials support the president.’
      • ‘A task group that included all members of the authority's board was formed.’
      • ‘He intends to form of an interstate task group to tackle the emerging gangsterism that deals in drugs, prostitution and cross border scams.’
      • ‘A task group is holding regular meetings to discuss ways of attracting more visitors.’
      • ‘The task group should include independent experts on human rights, constitutional law and agriculture.’
      • ‘The program curriculum was developed in consultation with Purdue and a task group of industry managers during summer 2002.’
      • ‘The task group is also expected to recommend training for teachers in classroom management and the role of other public agencies in improving discipline and behaviour in the classroom.’
      • ‘When the task force finished, it had the base concept of what was to become the world's best tank.’
      • ‘The task force predicts that the strategy will be complete and ready to implement by the summer of 2003.’
      • ‘The IEEE task group charged with defining 802.15.3a is currently weighing up a number of proposed specifications.’
      • ‘A report from the task group set up to investigate the high levels will go before the council's cabinet this week.’
      unit, detail, squad, troop, contingent, outfit, task force, crew, patrol, section, formation
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