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English definition of “subcontract”

subcontract

verb [T]     /ˌsʌb.kənˈtrækt/ US  /sʌbˈkɑːn.trækt/
to pay someone else to do part of a job that you have agreed to do: Most of the bricklaying has been subcontracted (out) to a local builder.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of subcontract verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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