UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈkɒntrækt/, verb: /kənˈtrækt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n., adj., and usually for v. 8 kɑntrækt; otherwise v. kənˈtrækt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n., adj., and usually for v. 1618, 22, 23 kontrakt; otherwise v. kən trakt)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [service, social, legal, binding] contract
  2. an [employment, insurance] contract
  3. a contract of [employment]
  4. a [full, part] -time contract
  5. a [six-month, five-year] contract
  6. a [$4 million] contract
  7. a contract for [$4 million]
  8. [write, read over, put together] a contract
  9. [write, insert] a clause into the contract
  10. was not [stated, included] in the contract
  11. the contract doesn't specify [that, when, how, which]
  12. sign a contract [with, for]
  13. [make, have] a contract with
  14. enter into a contract with
  15. broke his contract (with)
  16. is under contract to [finish, provide, make, produce]
  17. (failure to) [comply with, follow, respect] the terms of the contract
  18. [is, constitutes] a breach of contract
  19. as is [stated, laid out] in the contract
  20. [page 5] of the contract
  21. the fine print of the contract
  22. the contract will [provide, include, insure, prevent]
  23. the contract stipulates (that)
  24. a contract signed by
  25. is [on, under] contract for
  26. there was a contract out on the [mobster, rival gang leader]
  27. [put, had] a contract out [on his life, for his murder]
n as adj
  1. a contract [builder, worker]
  2. hired a contract killer
  1. contracted out the [work, project, construction]
  2. contract the [work] out
  3. contract [a freelance, an expert]
  4. contracted to [provide, supply, build, purchase]
  5. contracted by [a company, the government]
  6. contracted with [an electrician, a carpenter, building company]
  7. contract a [disease, illness, infection, virus]
  8. the [disease] is contracted through [sexual intercourse]
  9. the disease [can, may, could] be contracted through [contamination]
  10. contracted through [contamination, sexual intercourse, blood-borne pathogens]
  11. contracted from [eating, consuming] [contaminated, dangerous]
  12. her [pupils, muscles] contracted
  13. muscles contract and relax
  14. (allow it to) expand and contract
  15. contract a [word, auxiliary verb, verb]
  16. ["I will"] is contracted to ["I'll"]
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