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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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