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What is another word for contracting?

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The act of squeezing or compressing
“The steady contracting of muscles in the calves and thighs when you're walking helps to squeeze blood back into your heart.”
The process of becoming smaller
The act by which an employee is hired
Activity one engages in to make a living
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Catching a disease or illness
“There are numerous ways to contract the disease that you should be aware of.”
In a period of decrease or decline
Present participle for to enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
“An importer will contract with us to purchase these goods.”
Present participle for to hire or be hired
“We have decided to contract several engineers to ensure that the project is completed in a timely manner.”
Present participle for to decrease in size, number, or range
“Advice from analysts that the market will contract by several million gives cause for concern.”
Present participle for to shorten (a word or phrase) by combination or elision
“In the eighteenth century, linguists would contract Hocus Pocus into what we refer today as a hoax.”
Present participle for to become liable to pay
“The minister of Finance has the mandate to contract debts for the nation whenever the need arises.”
(of a muscle) Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to draw together so as to wrinkle
“She would contract her brow after each bout, and then regurgitate what had become her favorite word.”
Causing the contraction of skin cells and other body tissues
Gradually reducing
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