- 1 [formal] 1.1 [enfermedad] to contract [formal], to catch 1.2 [obligación] to contract [formal]; [deudas] to contract [formal], to incur contraer un compromiso to make a commitment 1.3 [matrimonio] a la edad de 30 años contrajo matrimonio con doña Eva Sáenz at the age of 30 he married o [formal] contracted (a) marriage with Eva Sáenz al casarse contrajo parentesco con la familia más rica de la localidad he married into the wealthiest family in the area
- 2 2.1 [músculo] to contract, tighten, tauten; [facciones] to contort con la cara contraída en una mueca de dolor his face contorted into a grimace of pain, his face screwed up with pain el miedo le contraía las entrañas his stomach muscles contracted o tightened with fear 2.2 [metal/material] to cause … to contract, make … contract
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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.