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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋkɑntrækt 〕


〔 ˊkɒntrækt 〕

Overview of noun contract

The noun contract has 3 senses

  • contract -- (a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law)

  • contract, declaration -- ((contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make)

  • contract, contract bridge -- (a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid)

Overview of verb contract

The verb contract has 9 senses

  • contract, undertake -- (enter into a contractual arrangement)

  • sign, contract, sign on, sign up -- (engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season")

  • compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

  • contract, take, get -- (be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill")

  • shrink, contract -- (become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank")

  • contract -- (make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment")

  • condense, concentrate, contract -- (compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan")

  • narrow, contract -- (make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed")

  • abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")