Meaning of “subcontract” in the English Dictionary

"subcontract" in British English

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(Definition of “subcontract” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subcontractverb [ I or T ]

also sub-contract uk /ˌsʌbkənˈtrækt/ us MANAGEMENT, LAW

to pay an outside person or organization to do work that might normally be done within an organization:

subcontract sth (out) to sb Most of the work has been subcontracted out to another company.
If it is a large contract, the consultant may subcontract parts of it.
The plane maker wants flexibility to subcontract overseas as part of its cost-cutting efforts.

subcontractnoun [ C ]

also sub-contract uk /ˌsʌbˈkɒntrækt/ us MANAGEMENT, LAW

an agreement for an outside person or organization to do work that might normally be done within an organization:

Another organization provides IT services to the school though a subcontract.

(Definition of “subcontract” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)