Translation of "contract" - English-Spanish dictionary

contract

noun uk /ˈkɒn·trækt/ us /ˈkɑn·trækt/

B1 a legal agreement between people or organizations

contrato
verb uk /kənˈtrækt/ us /kənˈtrækt/

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

contraer(se)
The wood contracts in dry weather.

(Translation of “contract” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

contract

verb /kənˈtrӕkt/

to make or become smaller, less, shorter, tighter etc

contraer
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

comprometerse por contrato a
They contracted to supply us with cable.

(medical) to become infected with (a disease)

contraer
He contracted malaria.

(formal) to promise (in marriage).

contraer (matrimonio)
contraction /-ʃən/ noun

an act of contracting

contracción
the contraction of metals
the contraction of muscles.

(linguistics) a word shortened in speech or spelling

contracción
’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

contratista
a building contractor.

(Translation of “contract” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)