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Overview of verb contract

1. contract, undertake -- (enter into a contractual arrangement)

2. sign, contract, sign on, sign up -- (engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season")

3. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted

the muscle")

4. contract, take, get -- (be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill")

5. shrink, contract -- (become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank")

6. contract -- (make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment")

7. condense, concentrate, contract -- (compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan")

8. narrow, contract -- (make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed")

9. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")

Overview of adj contracted

from tagged texts)

1. contracted -- (reduced in size or pulled together; "the contracted pupils of her eyes")

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