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present tense
I/you/we/theycontract out
he/she/itcontracts out
present participlecontracting out
past tensecontracted out
past participlecontracted out
  1. 1
    [intransitive] British to agree by a written legal agreement not to be included in something
    contract out of: Some teachers prefer to contract out of the state pension scheme.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to give work to another company using a written legal agreement instead of using your own company to do it
    The firm contracts out most of the basic building work.
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