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Spanish translation of “contract”


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 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 contraction of metals contraction of muscles. a word shortened in speech or spelling ‘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 a building contractor.
(Definition of contract from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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