contract

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1 contract /ˈkɑːnˌtrækt/ noun
plural contracts
1 contract
/ˈkɑːnˌtrækt/
noun
plural contracts
Learner's definition of CONTRACT
[count]
: a legal agreement between people, companies, etc.
often used before another noun
: a document on which the words of a contract are written
informal : an agreement to kill a person for money

by contract

: according to the terms stated in a contract : by a legal agreement

under contract

: required to provide something (such as work or a service) according to the terms stated in a contract
2 contract /kənˈtrækt/ verb
contracts; contracted; contracting
2 contract
/kənˈtrækt/
verb
contracts; contracted; contracting
Learner's definition of CONTRACT
[+ object] : to make (something) smaller or shorter
[no object] : to become smaller
[+ object] somewhat formal : to become ill with (a disease)
: to make an agreement by contract to work or to pay someone to work
[no object]
[+ object]
/ˈkɑːnˌtrækt/ [+ object] formal : to agree to (a marriage, an alliance, etc.) formally

contract out

[phrasal verb] /ˈkɑːnˌtrækt/
contract (something) out or contract out (something)
: to agree by contract to pay someone to perform (a job)
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