n. 合同; 契约
A contract is a legal agreement, usually between two companies or between an employer and employee, which involves doing work for a stated sum of money.
The company won a prestigious contract for work on Europe's tallest building...
He was given a seven-year contract with an annual salary of $150,000.
If you contract with someone to do something, you legally agree to do it for them or for them to do it for you.
You can contract with us to deliver your cargo...
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has already contracted to lease part of its collection to a museum in Japan.
When something contracts or when something contracts it, it becomes smaller or shorter.
Blood is only expelled from the heart when it contracts...
New research shows that an excess of meat and salt can contract muscles.
When something such as an economy or market contracts, it becomes smaller.
The manufacturing economy contracted in October for the sixth consecutive month.
If you contract a serious illness, you become ill with it.
He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion...
Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer contracted by women.
If you contract a marriage, alliance, or other relationship with someone, you arrange to have that relationship with them.
She contracted a formal marriage to a British ex-serviceman.
If there is a contract on a person or on their life, someone has made an arrangement to have them killed.
The convictions resulted in the local crime bosses putting a contract on him...
The police advised her to get out of town because there was a contract on her life.
If you are under contract to someone, you have signed a contract agreeing to work for them, and for no-one else, during a fixed period of time.
The director wanted Olivia de Havilland, then under contract to Warner Brothers.
1. a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
2. (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
3. a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
1. enter into a contractual arrangement
2. engage by written agreement;
3. squeeze or press together;
4. become smaller or draw together;
5. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness;
6. make smaller;
7. compress or concentrate;
8. make or become more narrow or restricted;
9. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements;
agreement, contract, treaty, convention, bargain, understanding, accord
condense, compress, contract, shrink
I withheld payment until they had fulfilled the contract.
He broke his contract with the firm.
What clause do you require in the contract?
Has your lawyer drawn up the contract yet?
He didn't keep to the letter of the contract.