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verb [intransitive/transitive]     subcontract pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlesubcontracting
past tensesubcontracted
past participlesubcontracted
  1. to make a formal agreement to pay someone to do some of the work that you have agreed to do
    subcontract something to someone:

    The company subcontracts some of its work to factories in Asia.

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     subcontract pronunciation in British English
/ˌsʌbˈkɒntrækt/ noun [countable]
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