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Translation of contract in Spanish:

noun/nombre

/ˈkɑːntrækt; ˈkɒntrækt/
  • 1 1.1 (agreement) contrato (masculine); (for public works, services) contrata (feminine) to enter into a contract (with sb) celebrar un contrato (con algn) to honor/break a contract cumplir/incumplir or violar un contrato contract of employment contrato de trabajo under the terms of your contract según lo establecido en su contrato a fixed contract un contrato fijo to be under contract to sb/sth estar* bajo contrato con algn/algo to win/lose a contract [Business/Comercio] obtener* or conseguir*/perder* un contrato to put sth out to contract otorgar* la contrata de or para algo (before noun/delante del nombre) [price] contractual 1.2 (document) contrato (masculine) to sign a contract firmar or [formal] suscribir* un contrato to exchange contracts (in UK: on property deal) suscribir* el contrato de compraventa
  • 2 (for murder) [slang/argot] to put out a contract on sb ponerle* precio a la cabeza de algn
    Example sentences
    • When he can't succeed in killing himself, he hires a contract killer to carry out the job for him.
    • For example, a serial killer and a contract killer both kill lots of people, but the crimes are essentially different.
    • Then a solution presents itself: why not hire a contract killer?

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/kənˈtrækt/
  • 1 also /ˈkɑːntrækt; ˈkɒntrækt/ (place under contract) contratar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/kənˈtrækt/
  • 1 also /ˈkɑːntrækt; ˈkɒntrækt/ (enter into an agreement)to contract (with sb) for sth celebrar un contrato (con algn) para algo we hope to contract with them for the supply of … esperamos celebrar un contrato con ellos para el suministro de …
  • 2 (become smaller) [metal/muscle/pupils] contraerse*

Phrasal verbs

contract in

/ˈkɑːntrækt; ˈkɒntrækt/ verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico)
suscribirse*, darse* de alta

contract out

/ˈkɑːntrækt; ˈkɒntrækt/
verb + adverb (+ preposition + object)/verbo + adverbio (+ preposición + complemento) (withdraw) (British English/inglés británico) [Business/Comercio] darse* de baja you really can't contract out of your obligations no puedes evadirte de tus obligaciones 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [job/work] subcontratar

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