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Meaning of “contract” - Learner’s Dictionary

contract

verb     /kənˈtrækt/
REDUCE [I, T]
to become smaller or shorter, or to make something do this: The wood contracts in dry weather.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
DISEASE [T] formal
to get a serious disease: She contracted malaria while living abroad.Being and falling illPassing on illness and causing disease
AGREEMENT [I, T]
to make a legal agreement with someone to do work or to have work done for you: [+ to do sth] He's been contracted to perform in five shows.Business and commerce - general words
(Definition of contract verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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