Translation of "contract" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk /ˈkɒn.trækt/ us /ˈkɑːn.trækt/

B1 a legal document that states and explains a formal agreement between two different people or groups, or the agreement itself

a contract of employment 雇用合同
a temporary/building contract 临时/建筑合同
They could take legal action against you if you break (the terms of) the contract. 如果你违反合同(条款),他们可以起诉你。
My solicitor is drawing up (= writing) a contract. 我的律师正在起草一份合同。
Don't sign/enter into any contract before examining its conditions carefully. 没有仔细核查合同条款,不要签定任何合同。
[ + to infinitive ] They're the firm of architects who won the contract to design the Museum of Fine Art extension. 他们就是赢得国家博物馆扩建工程设计合同的那家建筑公司。
be under contract

to have formally agreed to work for a company or person on a stated job for a stated period of time

verb uk /kənˈtrækt/ us /kənˈtrækt/

[ I or T ] to make or become shorter or narrower or generally smaller

In spoken English, "do not" often contracts to "don't". 在英语口语中,do not 常常缩略成 don't。
As it cooled, the metal contracted. 金属冷却后收缩了。

C2 [ T ] formal to catch or become ill with a disease

He contracted malaria while he was travelling. 他旅行时染上了疟疾。

C2 [ I or T ] to make a legal agreement with someone to do work or to have work done for you

[ + to infinitive ] Our company was contracted to build shelters for the homeless. 他们刚跟我们公司签订合同,为无家可归的人建造收容所。

(Translation of “contract” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)