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contract

con·tract

contract

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan traekt
definition 1: an agreement between people that is supported by the law. A lease is an example of a contract.
He broke his contract when he left the company.
synonyms:
agreement
similar words:
arrangement, bargain, convention, deal, treaty, understanding
definition 2: the document that shows a legal agreement.
Sign your name at the bottom of the contract.
similar words:
agreement, document, lease, papers, treaty
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kn traekt
inflections: contracted, contracting, contracts
definition: to become smaller.
Metal contracts when it becomes cold.
synonyms:
shrink
antonyms:
expand, swell
similar words:
draw together, narrow
derivations: contracted (adj.), contractible (adj.), contractibility (n.)
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