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subcontractverb [T]

uk   /ˌsʌb.kənˈtrækt/  us   /sʌbˈkɑːn.trækt/
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subcontractverb [I or T]

(also sub-contract) uk   us   /ˌsʌbkənˈtrækt/ 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 ​planemakerwantsflexibility to subcontract ​overseas as ​part of its ​cost-cuttingefforts.

subcontractnoun [C]

(also sub-contract) uk   us   /ˌsʌbˈkɒntrækt/ MANAGEMENT, LAW
an ​agreement for an outside ​person or ​organization to do ​work that might ​normally be done within an ​organization: Another ​organizationprovides IT ​services to the school though a subcontract.
(Definition of subcontract from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subcontract”
in Chinese (Simplified) 分包,转包…
in Turkish alt sözleşme yapmak…
in Russian заключать субдоговор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 分包,轉包…
in Polish podzlecać…
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