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contract / contrato
A. [ˈkɒntrækt]   -noun
1. (=document)   contrato (m)
·contract of employment or service
contrato (m) de trabajo
a. [breach] of contract =   incumplimiento (m) de contrato
b. [by] contract =   por contrato
c. to [enter] into a contract (with somebody) (to do something/for something) =   firmar un contrato (con somebody, someone) (para hacer algo/de algo)
d. to [place] a contract with =   dar un contrato a
e. to [sign] a contract =   firmar un contrato
f. to put work out [to] contract =   sacar una obra a contrato
g. to be [under] contract to do something =   hacer algo bajo contrato
·they are under contract to X
·tienen contrato con X,   tienen obligaciones contractuales con X
2. (figurative)
·there'noun a contract out for him
·le han puesto precio
B. [kənˈtrækt]
-transitive verb
1. (=acquire)
[+disease, debt]   contraer
[+habit]   tomar,   adquirir
2. (=enter into)
[+alliance]   entablar,   establecer
[+marriage]   contraer
3. (linguistics)
(=shorten)   contraer
C. [kənˈtrækt]   -intransitive verb
1. (=become smaller)
[metal]   contraerse,   encogerse
2. [muscles, face]   contraerse
3. (linguistics)
[word, phrase]   contraerse
4. (commerce)
·to contract (with somebody) to do something
·comprometerse por contrato (con somebody, someone) a hacer algo
·to contract for
D. [ˈkɒntrækt]
·contract bridge   -noun   bridge (m) de contrato
·contract date   -noun   fecha (f) contratada,   fecha (f) de contrato
·contract killer   -noun   asesino (m) a sueldo
·contract killing   -noun   asesinato (m) pagado
·contract price   -noun   precio (m) contractual,   precio (m) contratado
·contract work   -noun   trabajo (m) bajo contrato
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