• Pronunciation of contract: K AA1 N T R AE0 K T

  • Number of syllables of contract: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of contract

  • Definition of contract

    • (n): a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid  
    • (n): a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law  
    • (n): (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make  
    • (v): be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"  
    • (v): become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"  
    • (v): reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"  
    • (v): make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"  
    • (v): compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"  
    • (v): enter into a contractual arrangement  
    • (v): make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment"  
    • (v): squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"  
    • (v): engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"  
  • Examples of contract

    • The construction work was tendered out as a turnkey contract.  
    • United States nullifies the contract.  
    • This is the contract of prohibition.  
    • When the network failed to work, Blockbuster pulled out of the contract.  
    • He had to countersign the contract.  
    • To impugn a contract, means you are attacking the integrity of the contract.  
    • The contract was neutralized.  
    • They construed the contract.  
    • The contract is understandable.  
    • The court accordingly upheld the contract.  

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