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CONTRACT





Definition:

  1. [noun] a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

  2. [noun] (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    Synonyms: declaration

  3. [noun] a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
    Synonyms: bridge

  4. [verb] enter into a contractual arrangement
    Synonyms: undertake

  5. [verb] engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
    Synonyms: sign, sign on, sign up

  6. [verb] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
    Synonyms: compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, press

  7. [verb] become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
    Synonyms: shrink

  8. [verb] be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
    Synonyms: take, get

  9. [verb] make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment"

  10. [verb] compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
    Synonyms: condense, concentrate

  11. [verb] make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
    Synonyms: narrow

  12. [verb] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
    Synonyms: abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, reduce

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