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Translation of contract in French:


British English: /ˈkɒntrakt/
American English: /ˈkɑntrækt/
  • 1 (Administration, Law) (agreement)
    contrat (m) (for pour) (with avec)
    employment contract, contract of employment a two-year contract
    un contrat de deux ans
    to enter into a contract with
    passer un contrat avec
    to be on a contract
    être sous contrat
    to be under contract with
    être sous contrat avec
    to be under contract to
    travailler sous contrat avec
    to be out of contract
    être libre de tout contrat
  • 2 (Business) (tender) to win/lose a contract
    remporter/perdre un contrat
    to award a contract to
    octroyer un contrat à
    to place a contract for something with
    octroyer un contrat pour quelque chose à
    a contract to maintain ou for the maintenance of
    un contrat d'entretien de
    to do work under contract
    faire un travail par or sur contrat
    to put work out to contract
    donner un travail en sous-traitance
    before n (labour, worker)
    the work is done on a contract basis
    le travail est effectué en sous-traitance
  • 3 [slang] (for assassination)to put out a contract on
    payer un tueur à gages pour abattre (person)
    there's a contract out on him
    un tueur a été engagé pour l'abattre

transitive verb

British English: /kənˈtrakt/
American English: /kənˈtrækt/
  • 1 (Medicine) (develop)
    contracter (virus, disease) (from par le contact avec)
  • 2 (Law) (arrange)
    contracter (marriage, alliance, debt, duty, loan)
  • 3 (Business, Law)to be contracted to do
    être tenu par contrat de faire

intransitive verb

British English: /kənˈtrakt/
American English: /kənˈtrækt/
  • 1 (Business, Law) (undertake) to contract to do
    s'engager par contrat à faire
    to contract with somebody to do
    passer un contrat avec quelqu'un pour faire
  • 2 (shrink)
    (wood, metal)
    se contracter
    (power, influence, support, funds, market)
  • 3 (Medicine, Physiology)
    se contracter

Phrasal verbs

contract into

(British English)
contract into [something]
souscrire à (group, scheme)

contract out

(British English)
1 contract out (Finance, Law)
renoncer par contrat
to contract out of
se retirer de (scheme)
2 contract out [something], contract [something] out
donner [quelque chose] en sous-traitance (building maintenance, work) (to à)
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