make, settle or establish by contract
get bad habits; catch an illness
make smaller; shrink
"They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
"she compressed her lips"
"the spasm contracted the muscle"
"He got AIDS"
"She came down with pneumonia"
"She took a chill"
"The fabric shrank"
"The balloon shrank"
"The heat contracted the woollen garment"
"Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
"The selection was narrowed"
"The road narrowed"
"The manuscript must be shortened"
She wondered if having failed in one marriage she should hastily contract another.
出自： I. Murdoch
我不想参与你们的计划; 我要退出。 contract sth ⇔ out
The city council has already contracted out the work on the new road.
市政会已把这条新路的铺设工作包出去了。 contract out of sth
Workers are permitted to contract out of the latest old-age insurance plan.
英语口语中 is not 常缩写为 isn't 。
“I am” is often contracted to “I'm”. I am
常缩写成 I'm 。
She had contracted an alliance with a wealthy man of rank.
她和一位有身份的富人联姻。 contract with sth
The city council has contracted with White Company for the new building.
They contracted with that factory for ten lathes.
Our shop contracted with a clothing firm to buy 100 coats a week.