Translation of "contract" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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contractnoun [ 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


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uk /kənˈtrækt/ us /kənˈtrækt/

contract verb (BECOME SMALLER)

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

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。

contract verb (BECOME ILL)

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。

contract verb (AGREEMENT)

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)