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Definition 1: a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) any of various card games based on whist for four players

(... is a kind of contract ) a version of contract bridge in which no suit is designated as trump for the duration of the hand

Definition 2: a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law - [noun denoting communication]

(contract is a kind of ...) a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract for maintenance services

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract which, in the event of a breach by one of the parties, can be considered as several independent agreements expressed in a single instrument

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract between crew and captain of a ship

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business

"he got the beer concession at the ball park"

(... is a kind of contract ) contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions

(... is a kind of contract ) contract between employer and employee

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract governing the marketing of an item of merchandise

(... is a kind of contract ) contract giving someone the legal right to use a patent or trademark

(... is a kind of contract ) contract governing the merger of two or more companies

(... is a kind of contract ) a sale of a tract of land as a whole without a warranty as to the acreage

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract in which you agree to purchase all your requirements of a particular sort from one party

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract created by law for reasons of justice without any expression of assent

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free (as some standard form printed contracts); implies inequality in bargaining power

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract whose performance by one party depends on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event (but if it is contingent on the outcome of a wager it is not enforceable)

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract involving mutual promises (each party is both promisor and promisee)

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract to hire or lease transportation

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract whose performance depends on a fact or event that affects legal relations

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract in which the contractor is paid his total cost plus a stated percentage of profit

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract whose performance by one party is contingent on the outcome of a bet; unenforceable by statute in most jurisdictions

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment

(... is a kind of contract ) a prenuptial agreement or contract

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract in which you promise to deliver your entire output to the other party who promises to accept it

(... is a kind of contract ) written contract or certificate of insurance

"you should have read the small print on your policy"

(... is a kind of contract ) a contract stating the terms of a purchase

(contract is a part of ...) a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract

(contract is a part of ...) the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type

"don't sign a contract without reading the fine print"

(contract is a part of ...) standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories

(contract is a part of ...) a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration

"the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club"

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) (of e.g. a contract or term of office) having come to an end

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded

"unbroken promises" "promises kept"

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded

"broken (or unkept) promises" "broken contracts"

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) revise the terms of in order to limit or regain excess profits gained by the contractor

"We renegociated our old mortgage now that the interest rates have come down"

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation

(contract is the domain which ... is member of) (of a contract or will or other document) having a signature written at the end

"the subscribed will"

Definition 3: (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

(... is part of contract) any of various card games based on whist for four players

(contract belongs to category ...) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

Definition 4: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness - [verb of body]

Samples where contract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He got AIDS
  • She came down with pneumonia
  • She took a chill

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) get sick

"She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"

(contract has a similar meaning as ...) contract

"did you catch a cold?"

Definition 5: make or become more narrow or restricted - [verb of change]

Samples where contract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The selection was narrowed
  • The road narrowed

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of contract ) become narrow, like a bottleneck

"Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"

(... is a kind of contract ) become smaller or less active

"Business tapered off"

Definition 6: become smaller or draw together - [verb of change]

Samples where contract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fabric shrank
  • The balloon shrank

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

(... is a kind of contract ) contract

"flex a muscle"

Definition 7: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements - [verb of change]

Samples where contract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The manuscript must be shortened

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of contract ) edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

"bowdlerize a novel"

(... is a kind of contract ) make more concise

"condense the contents of a book into a summary"

(contract has a similar meaning as ...) cut and assemble the components of

"edit film" "cut recording tape"

Definition 8: compress or concentrate - [verb of change]

Samples where contract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(contract has a similar meaning as ...) become more compact or concentrated

"Her feelings condensed"

Definition 9: enter into a contractual arrangement - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) make a promise or commitment

(... is a kind of contract ) make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force

(... is a kind of contract ) be engaged by a written agreement

"He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18" "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"

(... is a kind of contract ) specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

"The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life" "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

(... is a kind of contract ) let for money

"We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"

(... is a kind of contract ) hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

Definition 10: make smaller - [verb of contact]

Samples where contract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The heat contracted the woollen garment

(contract is a kind of ...) reduce in size; reduce physically

"Hot water will shrink the sweater" "Can you shrink this image?"

(... is a kind of contract ) gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker

"purse ones's lips"

Definition 11: squeeze or press together - [verb of contact]

Samples where contract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she compressed her lips
  • the spasm contracted the muscle

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) become tight or tighter

"The rope tightened"

(... is a kind of contract ) constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

(... is a kind of contract ) be too tight; rub or press

"This neckband is choking the cat"

(... is a kind of contract ) contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

(... is a kind of contract ) cause to contract

"The spasm convulses her facial muscles"

(... is a kind of contract ) contract involuntarily, as in a spasm

"The muscles in her face convulsed"

(... is a kind of contract ) constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air

(... is a kind of contract ) constrict or bind or draw together

"Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"

(... is a kind of contract ) contract one's lips

"She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

(... is a kind of contract ) wring the neck of

"The man choked his opponent"

Samples where contract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They signed two new pitchers for the next season

Synonyms for contract in the sense of this definition

(contract is a kind of ...) engage or hire for work

"They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"

(... is a kind of contract ) assign a job to someone outside one's own business

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