task (v.) Old form(s): taske , taskt
test, try out, challenge
1H4 IV.i.9[Hotspur to Douglas] task me to my word
KJ III.i.148[King John to Cardinal Pandulph] What earthy name to interrogatories / Can task the free breath of a sacred king? [F tast >> taste (v.)]
LLL V.ii.126[Princess to all, of the King's party] The gallants shall be tasked
Sonn.72.1[] O lest the world should task you to recite / What merit lived in me
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