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English definition of “subcontract”

subcontract

verb [I or T] (also sub-contract)     /ˌsʌbkənˈtrækt/ MANAGEMENT, LAW
to pay an outside person or organization to do work that might normally be done within an organization: subcontract sth (out) to sb Most of the work has been subcontracted out to another company. If it is a large contract, the consultant may subcontract parts of it. The plane maker wants flexibility to subcontract overseas as part of its cost-cutting efforts.
(Definition of subcontract verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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