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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 instruction, command, or role given to a person or group
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An employment position
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Possession of land or property as a tenant
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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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Condition of agreement
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Service agreement
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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 marriage, or the union of two people in a relationship
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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 right to vote in political elections
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A action or task to be performed
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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
“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 diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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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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To specify or require as a condition
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To arrange or organize for an outcome, especially through negotiation
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To physically distort or contort something
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To experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
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To select or designate for a role or activity
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To book in advance or make a reservation
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Dehydrate, dry up
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To accept or consent to
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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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To accept or commence a given responsibility or engagement
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To happen, transpire, or take place
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To lease or rent out a property or object
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To give, or cause to give, a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To grasp (something) tightly and firmly
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To obligate to do something
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