Translation of "contract" - English-French dictionary

contract

verb /kənˈtrӕkt/

to make or become smaller, less, shorter, tighter etc

contracter
Metals expand when heated and contract when cooled
‘I am’ is often contracted to ‘I’m’
Muscles contract.

/American ˈkontrakt/ to promise legally in writing

s’engager (par contrat) (à)
They contracted to supply us with cable.

to become infected with (a disease)

contracter
He contracted malaria.

to promise (in marriage).

s’engager
contraction /-ʃən/ noun

an act of contracting

contraction
contraction of metals
contraction of muscles.

a word shortened in speech or spelling

contraction
‘I’m’ is a contraction of ‘I am’.
contractor noun

a person or firm that promises to do work or supply goods at a fixed rate

entrepreneur/-eure
a building contractor.

(Translation of “contract” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)