Translation of contract in Spanish:
nounAmerican English: /ˈkɑntrækt/ British English: /ˈkɒntrakt/
- 1 1.1 (agreement)(for public works, services) contrata (feminine)to enter into a contract (with somebody)celebrar un contrato (con alguien)to honor/break a contractcumplir/incumplir or violar un contratocontract of employment under the terms of your contractsegún lo establecido en su contratoa fixed contractun contrato fijoto be under contract to somebody/somethingestar bajo contrato con alguien/algoto win/lose a contract (Business)obtener or conseguir/perder un contratoto put something out to contractotorgar la contrata de or para algo(before noun) (price)1.2 (document) to sign a contract
contractualfirmar or [formal] suscribir un contratoto exchange contracts (in UK: on property deal)suscribir el contrato de compraventa
- 2 (for murder) [slang]to put out a contract on somebodyponerle precio a la cabeza de alguienExample 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 verbAmerican English: /kənˈtrækt/ British English: /kənˈtrakt/
- 1Example sentences
- Now with open access, the mining companies wish to handle the traffics themselves, or contract with third parties.
- Vendors contract with one of nine independent laboratory-testing facilities.
- He told how they contract with area farmers to guarantee a steady supply.
- If a local authority contracts a builder to construct a certain amount of houses they must pay the full cost not just a deposit.
- Channel Seven contracted an outside lawyer to work up a draft agreement and has refused to negotiate on anything falling outside its scope.
- He complained about the wild dogs and the National Parks & Wildlife Service contracted a local man to trap and shoot the dogs.
- 2 2.1(debt/liability)
contraer [formal]Example sentences2.2
- As stated earlier, much of the debt was contracted by undemocratic governments and oppressive regimes.
- He says that he contracted the debt on behalf of the ruling party.
- How unjust to do so by pillaging the church, an institution that was neither responsible for contracting the debt nor had benefited from the deficit expenditures.
contraer [formal]Example sentences
- If you think you've contracted an infectious disease, contact your doctor.
- Two other patients are critically ill after contracting the disease through infected organs from the donor.
- His early education was restricted by severe asthma and he contracted tuberculosis when he started medical school.
- 3 3.1(muscle)
- In the case of the Sun or some similar large object, as it contracts there is a decrease in its gravitational energy because the composite matter is moving closer to the middle, and that energy has to go somewhere.
- The deer's range later contracted to the Ural Mountains, in modern-day Russia, which separate Europe from Asia.
- On cooling it contracts to a smaller dimension, thus reducing the area of contact and allowing oxide to form at the interface.
- This stimulation causes electrical activity in the muscle, which in turn causes the muscle to contract or tighten.
- It increases the heart rate, makes muscles contract more forcefully and enhances the general state of alertness.
- For example, as an individual lands from a jump, the quadriceps muscle contracts, protecting the knee.
- I haven't checked the audio to see whether ‘is’ was contracted or not in those examples.
- Incidentally, Hocus Pocus was itself contracted during the eighteenth century into the word ‘Hoax.’
- The various sources consulted differ in its further evolution; some say the word was contracted further to aan't, others say an't (pronounced ahnt).
intransitive verbAmerican English: /kənˈtrækt/ British English: /kənˈtrakt/
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