Translation of "contract" - English-German dictionary


verb /kənˈtrӕkt/

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

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

sich vertraglich verpflichten
They contracted to supply us with cable.

to become infected with (a disease)

He contracted malaria.

to promise (in marriage).

contraction /-ʃən/ noun

an act of contracting

das Zusammenziehen
contraction of metals
contraction of muscles.

a word shortened in speech or spelling

die Abkürzung
‘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

der Unternehmer
a building contractor.

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