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verb contract pronunciation in British English /kənˈtrækt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycontract
he/she/itcontracts
present participlecontracting
past tensecontracted
past participlecontracted
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  1. 2
    [transitive] to become infected with a disease
    She contracted pneumonia and died.
  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to agree to do something, or to make someone agree to do something, by a formal written agreement
    contract to do something: They had contracted to supply the machinery by June.
    be contracted to do something: The firm was contracted to build 25 low-cost homes.

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