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A written or spoken agreement, usually legal or official
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“There will be repercussions if you break the terms stipulated in the contract.”
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An employment position
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A link or connection, especially one between commercial companies
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A note recording something for future use
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A contract by which one party conveys land, property, services, etc. to another for a specified time, usually in return for a periodic payment
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Condition of agreement
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An instruction, command, or role given to a person or group
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Service agreement
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A task or action that one is required to perform as part of one's job
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Official or legal paperwork
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A verbal or written request for something to be made, supplied, or served
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A batch representing one part of a bigger task
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A marriage
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The assets are registered as the legal property of the borrower but the lender can seize them and dispose of them if they are not satisfied with the manner in which the repayment of the loan is conducted by the borrower
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A sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone
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The conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied
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The right to vote in political elections
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A person or thing whose presence or behaviour is likely to put one at a disadvantage
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A commercial operation or company
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To enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
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“An importer will contract with us to purchase these goods.”
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To hire or be hired
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“We have decided to contract several engineers to ensure that the project is completed in a timely manner.”
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To catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent)
“There are numerous ways to contract the disease that you should be aware of.”
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To decrease in size, number, or range
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“Advice from analysts that the market will contract by several million gives cause for concern.”
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To shorten (a word or phrase) by combination or elision
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“In the eighteenth century, linguists would contract Hocus Pocus into what we refer today as a hoax.”
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To become liable to pay
“The minister of Finance has the mandate to contract debts for the nation whenever the need arises.”
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(of a muscle) To become shorter and tighter in order to effect movement of part of the body
“Electrical stimulation is used to cause the heart muscles to contract or pump.”
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To draw together so as to wrinkle
“She would contract her brow after each bout, and then regurgitate what had become her favorite word.”
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To acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
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To promise to give in marriage
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Try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion
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To distort or contort
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Decide on conditions
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To make an agreement in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge instead of not guilty to a greater one
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(with reference to a limb or joint) To bend or become bent
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To experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
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To book in advance or make a reservation
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Consent to
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To accept or commence a given responsibility or engagement
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To happen, transpire, or take place
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Rent out object, property
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To confine or keep within certain limits
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Make or become hard or harder
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To push, fold, or turn (the edges or ends of something, especially a garment or bedclothes) so as to hide or secure them
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To grasp (something) tightly and firmly
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Obligate to do something