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Noun: undertaking  ,ún-du(r)'tey-king
  1. Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    "he prepared for great undertakings";
    - project, task, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. The trade of a funeral director
Verb: undertake (undertook,undertaken)  ,ún-du(r)'teyk
  1. Enter upon an activity or enterprise
    - set about, attempt
     
  2. Accept as a challenge
    "I'll undertake this difficult task";
    - tackle, take on
     
  3. Promise to do or accomplish
    "undertake to free the prisoners";
    - guarantee
     
  4. Enter into a contractual arrangement
    - contract
     
  5. Accept as a charge
    - take in charge
     
  6. (of a driver) overtake on the wrong side

Derived forms: undertakings

Type of: accept, assure, confront, consent, craft, face, face up, go for, initiate, pioneer, promise, trade, work

Encyclopedia: Undertaking