Textual thesaurus for "contract"

(noun) contract bridge

a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

(noun) declaration

(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

(verb) take, get

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

He got AIDS; She came down with pneumonia; She took a chill

(verb) shrink

become smaller or draw together

The fabric shrank; The balloon shrank

(verb) abbreviate, abridge, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten

reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

The manuscript must be shortened

(verb) narrow

make or become more narrow or restricted

The selection was narrowed; The road narrowed

(verb) concentrate, condense

compress or concentrate

Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan

(verb) undertake

enter into a contractual arrangement

(verb) press, compact, compress, constrict, squeeze

squeeze or press together

she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

(verb) sign, sign on, sign up

engage by written agreement

They signed two new pitchers for the next season