contract
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contract(
kan
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trahkt
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kuhn
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trahkt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (agreement)
a. el contrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Either party can terminate the contract at any time.Cualquiera de las partes puede rescindir el contrato en cualquier momento.
2. (document)
a. el contrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have you already signed the contract?¿Ya firmaste el contrato?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make an agreement with)
a. contratar
We have contracted five technical experts to carry out the project.Hemos contratado a cinco expertos técnicos para llevar a cabo el proyecto.
4. (to develop)
a. contraer (illness or debt)
My daughter contracted smallpox at the age of seven.Mi hija contrajo viruela cuando tenía siete años.
b. adquirir (habit)
Unfortunately, he has contracted the habit of drinking.Por desgracia, ha adquirido el hábito de la bebida.
5. (grammar)
a. contraer
Finally, the word was contracted to "not."Finalmente, la palabra se contrajo a "not".
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to make an agreement)
a. firmar un contrato
We contracted with them for the supply of metal.Firmamos un contrato con ellos para el suministro de metal.
b. celebrar un contrato
The parties contracted under the terms and conditions hereby described.Las partes celebraron el contrato bajo los términos y condiciones aquí expuestos.
7. (to shrink)
a. contraerse
I was dizzy and my muscles contracted painfully.Me sentía mareado y mis músculos se contraían causándome dolor.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (relative to a contract)
a. contractual
Service contract agreements should be in place.Los servicios deben estar sujetos a acuerdos contractuales.
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contract
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el contrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to break one's contractincumplir el contrato
to be under contractestar contratado(a)
to enter into a contractfirmar un contrato
to take out a contract on somebodycontratar a un asesino para matar a alguien
contract killerasesino(a) a sueldo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (illness)
a. contraer
to contract debtscontraer deudas
to contract to do somethingfirmar un contrato para hacer algo
to contract somebody to do somethingcontratar a alguien para hacer algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (shrink)
a. contraerse
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contract
noun
[ˈkɒntrækt]
1 (document) contrato (m)
contract of employment or service contrato (m) de trabajo
breach of contract incumplimiento (m) de contrato
by contract por contrato
to enter into a contract (with sb) (to do sth/for sth) firmar un contrato (con algn) (para hacer algo/de algo)
to place a contract with dar un contrato a
to sign a contract firmar un contrato
to put work out to contract sacar una obra a contrato
to be under contract to do sth hacer algo bajo contrato
they are under contract to X tienen contrato con X; tienen obligaciones contractuales con X
2
there's a contract out for him le han puesto precio
transitive verb
[kənˈtrækt]
1 (acquire) [+disease, debt] contraer; [+habit] tomar; adquirir
2 (enter into) [+alliance] entablar; establecer; [+marriage] contraer
3 (Ling) (shorten) contraer
intransitive verb
[kənˈtrækt]
1 (become smaller) [+metal] contraerse; encogerse
2 [+muscles, face] contraerse
3 (Ling) [+word, phrase] contraerse
4 (Comm)
to contract (with sb) to do sth comprometerse por contrato (con algn) a hacer algo; to contract for contratar
modifier
[ˈkɒntrækt]
contract bridge (n) bridge (m) de contrato
contract date (n) fecha (f) contratada; fecha (f) de contrato
contract killer (n) asesino (m) a sueldo
contract killing (n) asesinato (m) pagado
...a drug-related contract killing
contract price (n) precio (m) contractual; precio (m) contratado
contract work (n) trabajo (m) bajo contrato
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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contract a disease
contraer una enfermedad
put out a contract on
contratar a un asesino a sueldo para matar
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