There are 2 translations of contract in Spanish:

contract1

n

/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 contract law derecho (masculine) 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 (before noun/delante del nombre) contract killer asesino, (masculine, feminine) a sueldo, sicario, (masculine, feminine) contract killing asesinato (masculine) a sueldo
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    • 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?

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There are 2 translations of contract in Spanish:

contract2

vt

/kənˈtrækt/
  • 1 also /ˈkɑːntrækt; ˈkɒntrækt/ (place under contract) contratar
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    • 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] 2.2 [disease] contraer* [formal]
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • I mean, it's just not on, it's not the real world, and when you contract for something you expect to pay that price, and you expect to get it on time.
    • That is, you could contract for how many calls you would receive, and what kind of calls.
    • In October 1986 the government introduced the Goods and Services Tax charged on almost everything you buy or contract for.
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    • At my workplace, food and housekeeping services have been contracted out to subsidiaries of Compass Group, a British multinational corporation.
    • Other courses have been contracted out to private suppliers.
    • The university proposed that current staff positions could be contracted out with four months' notice, a proposal which made the staff feel threatened.
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    • 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.
  • 3 3.1 [muscle] contraer* 3.2 [word/phrase] contraer*
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    • 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).

vi

/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*
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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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Word of the day temple
m
tempering …
Cultural fact of the day

Pulque is a thick, white, Mexican alcoholic drink made from fermented maguey juice; the sacred drink of the Aztecs. It is drunk without being aged, sometimes with added fruit or vegetable juice. Pulquerías are bars where it is drunk.