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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.”
Decrease in size, number, or range
“When they contract they reduce the internal diameter of the vessels in the arterial network.”
Enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
“Vendors contract with one of nine independent laboratory-testing facilities.”
Catch disease
“The virus is spread by infected blood, and numerous ways to contract the disease have been identified.”
To draw together or nearer
“Electrical stimulation causes the heart muscles to contract or pump.”
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.”
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.”
To draw together so as to wrinkle
“As we move our bodies, our muscles contract and relax.”
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