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contract - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contract

Definition
(noun) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
Definition
(noun) (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
Synonyms : declaration

Definition
(noun) a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
Synonyms : contract bridge

Definition
(verb) enter into a contractual arrangement
Synonyms : undertake

Definition
(verb) engage by written agreement
Synonyms : sign , sign on , sign up
Example Sentence
  • They signed two new pitchers for the next season

Definition
(verb) squeeze or press together
Synonyms : compact , compress , constrict , press , squeeze
Example Sentence
  • she compressed her lips
  • the spasm contracted the muscle

Definition
(verb) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Synonyms : get , take
Example Sentence
  • He got AIDS
  • She came down with pneumonia
  • She took a chill

Definition
(verb) become smaller or draw together
Synonyms : shrink
Example Sentence
  • The fabric shrank
  • The balloon shrank

Definition
(verb) make smaller
Example Sentence
  • The heat contracted the woollen garment

Definition
(verb) compress or concentrate
Synonyms : concentrate , condense
Example Sentence
  • Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan

Definition
(verb) make or become more narrow or restricted
Synonyms : narrow
Example Sentence
  • The selection was narrowed
  • The road narrowed

Definition
(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example Sentence
  • The manuscript must be shortened

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