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contract (n):
a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
contract (n):
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
contract (n):
(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
Related Word: declaration
contract (v):
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Samples
He got AIDS.
She came down with pneumonia.
She took a chill
contract (v):
become smaller or draw together
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The fabric shrank.
The balloon shrank

Related Words: shrink
contract (v):
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
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The manuscript must be shortened
Related Words: abbreviateabridgeshorten
contract (v):
make or become more narrow or restricted
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The selection was narrowed.
The road narrowed

Related Words: narrow
contract (v):
compress or concentrate
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Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan
Related Words: concentratecondense
contract (v):
enter into a contractual arrangement
contract (v):
make smaller
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The heat contracted the woollen garment
contract (v):
squeeze or press together
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she compressed her lips.
the spasm contracted the muscle

Related Words: compressconstrictpress
contract (v):
engage by written agreement
Samples
They signed two new pitchers for the next season
Related Words: sign
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