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Noun
A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law
“You must comply with the Statute of Frauds, which means that the contract must be in writing and that the burden of proof will be on you to assert your claim.”
Verb
Decrease in size, number, or range
“When they contract they reduce the internal diameter of the vessels in the arterial network.”
Verb
Enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
“Vendors contract with one of nine independent laboratory-testing facilities.”
Verb
Catch disease
“The virus is spread by infected blood, and numerous ways to contract the disease have been identified.”
Verb
To draw together or nearer
“Electrical stimulation causes the heart muscles to contract or pump.”
Verb
To draw together or nearer
“This is someone who is so expert on the subject of sex that the two words become contracted into one - sexpert.”
Verb
To enter into a contract with
“Currently the minister of Finance and National Planning has the mandate to contract debts for the nation whenever need arises.”
Verb
To draw together so as to wrinkle
“As we move our bodies, our muscles contract and relax.”
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