Meaning of “contract sth out” in the English Dictionary


"contract sth out" in Business English

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contract sth out

phrasal verb with contract uk /kənˈtrækt/ us verb

[ T ] WORKPLACE to complete a job by employing another person, company, or organization to do the work for you:

The company is considering contracting out meter reading.
contract sth out to sb We do 90% percent of our maintenance in-house and do not contract it out to outside maintenance providers.

(Definition of “contract sth out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)