Translation of "contract" - English-Traditional 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 僱用合同
a temporary/building contract 臨時/建築合同
They could take legal action against you if you break (the terms of) the contract. 如果你違反合同(條款),他們可以起訴你。
My solicitor is drawing up (= writing) a contract. 我的律師正在起草一份合同。
Don't sign/enter into any contract before examining its conditions carefully. 沒有仔細核查合同條款,不要簽定任何合同。
[ + to infinitive ] They're the firm of architects who won the contract to design the Museum of Fine Art extension. 他們就是贏得國家博物館擴建工程設計合同的那家建築公司。
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". 在英語口語中,do not 常常縮略成 don't。
As it cooled, the metal contracted. 金屬冷卻後收縮了。

contract verb (BECOME ILL)

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

He contracted malaria while he was travelling. 他旅行時染上了瘧疾。

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. 他們剛跟我們公司簽訂合同,為無家可歸的人建造收容所。

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