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Noun
A written or spoken agreement, usually legal or official
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“There will be repercussions if you break the terms stipulated in the contract.”
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An instruction, command, or role given to a person or group
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An employment position
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Possession of land or property as a tenant
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The probability or fact that one will keep their job, especially in the long term
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Condition of agreement
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A link or connection, especially one between commercial companies
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An act of reserving accommodation, a ticket, etc. in advance
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A form of secured loan, typically to purchase property
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A verbal or written request for something to be made, supplied, or served
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A binding contract outlining services and terms
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A marriage, or the union of two people in a relationship
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Money or payment that is owed or due
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A action or task to be performed
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A sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone
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A commercial operation or company
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Verb
To enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
“An importer will contract with us to purchase these goods.”
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To hire or be hired
“We have decided to contract several engineers to ensure that the project is completed in a timely manner.”
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To catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent)
“There are numerous ways to contract the disease that you should be aware of.”
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To decrease in size, number, or range
“Advice from analysts that the market will contract by several million gives cause for concern.”
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To decrease or diminish gradually
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“The sizes of individual components appear to contract with time.”
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To shorten (a word or phrase) by combination or elision
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“In the eighteenth century, linguists would contract Hocus Pocus into what we refer today as a hoax.”
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To become liable to pay
“The minister of Finance has the mandate to contract debts for the nation whenever the need arises.”
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(of a muscle) To become shorter and tighter in order to effect movement of part of the body
“Electrical stimulation is used to cause the heart muscles to contract or pump.”
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To draw together so as to wrinkle
“She would contract her brow after each bout, and then regurgitate what had become her favorite word.”
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To acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
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To promise to give in marriage
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To specify or require as a condition
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To arrange or organize for an outcome, especially through negotiation
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To contract out a job, role or task to a third-party service provider
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To experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
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To book in advance or make a reservation
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To compromise, negotiate, or contract by entering into a mutually agreed upon legal agreement
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To accept or commence a given responsibility or engagement
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To happen, transpire, or take place
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To lease or rent out a property or object
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To confer certain powers on
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To give, or cause to give, a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To accept or consent to (an agreement)
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To obligate to do something
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