bring (someone) to task

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bring (someone) to task

To scold, reprimand, or lecture someone on some wrong or error he or she has committed. Mom brought me to task over the alcohol she found in my car. You don't have to bring everyone to task who misuses the word "literally," you know.
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A team had been constituted for his arrest and bring him to task at the earliest, he added.
We are invited here to see Venter as an evil genius bent on misleading the public by oversimplifying synthetic biology and downplaying its risks, while Rejeski comes across as the authentic superhero who can bring him to task for this transgression.
I think we as a football club should bring him to task and make him justify what he has said, but the thing is he can't.