CONTRACT

contract

1. [Noun]: a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

2. [Noun]: a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

3. [Noun]: (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

4. [Verb]: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"

5. [Verb]: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

6. [Verb]: compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"

7. [Verb]: make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment"

8. [Verb]: engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"

9. [Verb]: become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"

10. [Verb]: make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"

11. [Verb]: enter into a contractual arrangement

12. [Verb]: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

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