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contract

noun

1 contract

A binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law.

Roget 769: compact, contract, agreement, bargain; affidation; pact, paction; bond, covenant, indenture; bundobast, deal.    stipulation, settlement, ... show more

Roget 768: promise, undertaking, word, troth, plight, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow; oath etc. (affirmation) 535; ... show more

Dutch: aanbesteding, overeenkomst, contract, verband
Polish: porozumienie, kontrakt



2 contract

contract bridge The highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make.

synonym: declaration.

Dutch: contract

3 contract

A variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid.

synonym: contract bridge.

Dutch: verklarende woordenlijst

verb

1 contract

Enter into a contractual arrangement.

synonym: undertake.

Roget 676: undertake; engage in, embark in; launch into, plunge into; volunteer; apprentice oneself to; engage etc. (promise) 768; contract etc. 769; ... show more

2 contract

Engage by written agreement.

synonyms: sign, sign on, sign up.

Roget 769: contract, covenant, agree for; engage etc. (promise) 768.    treat, negotiate, stipulate, make terms; bargain etc. (barter) ... show more

Dutch: contracteren

3 contract

Squeeze or press together:
— The spasm contracted the muscle.

synonyms: compact, compress, constrict, press, squeeze.

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Dutch: comprimeren, persen, samendrukken

4 contract

Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness.

synonyms: get, take.

Dutch: opdoen, oplopen, vatten

5 contract

Become smaller or draw together.

synonym: shrink.

Dutch: inkrimpen, krimpen, verschrompelen

6 contract

Make smaller.

7 contract

Compress or concentrate.

synonyms: concentrate, condense.

8 contract

Make or become more narrow or restricted.

synonym: narrow.

Roget 203: be narrow etc. adj.; narrow, taper, contract etc. 195; render narrow etc. adj.; waste away.   

Dutch: vernauwen, versmallen

9 contract

Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.

synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten.

Dutch: bekorten, samentrekken, verkorten, versimpelen


Moby thesaurus: OD, abbreviate, abridge, abstract, accept obligation, accord, acquire, affair, affiance, afflict, agree, agree to, agreement, answer for, arrangement, attempt, bag, bang, bar, bargain ... show more.

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