Translation of contract in Spanish:



/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
    More 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

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

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.