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Translation of "contract" - English-German dictionary

contract

verb /kənˈtrӕkt/
to make or become smaller, less, shorter, tighter etc zusammenziehen 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) zuziehen He contracted malaria.
to promise (in marriage). schließen
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.
(Definition of contract from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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