noun Date: 1530 one that imposes a task or burdens another with labor

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  • taskmaster — n. a hard, rigid, severe, stern taskmaster * * * [ tɑːskˌmɑːstə] rigid severe stern taskmaster a hard …   Combinatory dictionary

  • taskmaster — UK [ˈtɑːskˌmɑːstə(r)] / US [ˈtæskˌmæstər] noun [countable] Word forms taskmaster : singular taskmaster plural taskmasters someone who makes people work very hard …   English dictionary

  • taskmaster — task|mas|ter [ˈta:skˌma:stə US ˈtæskˌmæstər] n be a hard/stern/tough taskmaster to force people to work very hard …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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