Translation of "contract" - English-Russian dictionary

contract

verb uk us /kənˈtrækt/
REDUCE [ I, T ]

to become smaller or shorter, or to make something do this

сжимать(ся), сокращать(ся)
The wood contracts in dry weather.
DISEASE [ T ] formal

to get a serious disease

подхватить (болезнь)
She contracted malaria while living abroad.
AGREEMENT [ I, T ]

to make a legal agreement with someone to do work or to have work done for you

заключать контракт, договор
[ + to do sth ] He's been contracted to perform in five shows.

(Translation of “contract verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)