contract

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noun
1 written agreement
ADJECTIVE
long-term, permanent
guaranteed (esp. AmE)
casual (BrE), fixed-term (BrE), short-term
three-year, two-year, etc.
formal, written
verbal
standard
legal, valid
void

The contract was declared void.

enforceable, unenforceable
binding, non-binding (AmE)
current, existing, new, original
big, huge, important, large, major
fat, lucrative

My advertising firm just won a lucrative contract with a cigarette company.

exclusive
business, commercial
employment, maintenance, research, service
catering (BrE), construction, production
defence/defense, military
federal, government
record, recording
marriage
VERB + CONTRACT
have

Many workers do not have written contracts.

bid for, bid on (AmE), tender for

Eighteen companies are bidding for the contract.

award (sb), give sb, offer sb, place
get, land, receive, secure, win
lose

The firm lost the contract to a large London company.

negotiate

She managed to negotiate a permanent contract with the company.

draft, draw up, prepare, write
conclude, enter into, make, sign

He entered into a contract with his former employer.

extend, renew
carry out (BrE), execute, fulfil/fulfill

the company fulfilling the construction contract

honour/honor
cancel, end, repudiate (BrE, law), rescind (law, esp. BrE), terminate

Either party can terminate the contract at any time.

be subject to (esp. BrE)

The offer has been accepted, subject to contract (= the agreement is not legally binding before contracts are signed).

be in breach of, breach, break, violate

If you go on strike you will be in breach of contract.

enforce (law)
exchange (law)

The successful bidder must exchange contracts immediately and pay a deposit.

CONTRACT + VERB
expire

The contract expires at the end of next year.

be worth sth

a series of major contracts worth millions

CONTRACT + NOUN
work, worker (= one on a fixed-term contract)
manufacturer
dispute, negotiation
award
extension
law
PREPOSITION
in a/the contract

They put a clause in the contract stipulating that the work should be finished by next month.

on a contract

He's on a three-year fixed-term contract.

under contract (to)

At that stage of her career she was still under contract to one of the big Hollywood studios.

under a/the contract

Under her contract of employment, Mrs Lee could not be required to work at a different site.

contract between

the contract between the employer and the employee

contract for

They won a contract for the delivery of five planes.

contract with

Do you have a contract with your employer?

PHRASES
(a) breach of contract

The company is being sued for breach of contract.

a contract of employment, a contract of sale

You should make sure that you have a formal contract of employment.

the terms of a contract

By using cheaper materials, the company has broken the terms of its contract.

under the terms of a contract

Under the terms of the contract the job should have been finished yesterday.

2 agreement to kill sb
VERB + CONTRACT
take out
have out

He has a contract out on you.

CONTRACT + NOUN
killer, killing
PREPOSITION
contract on

She took out a contract on her ex-husband.

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verb
Contract is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blood vessel, ↑economy, ↑metal, ↑muscle
Contract is used with these nouns as the object: ↑AIDS, ↑cancer, ↑cholera, ↑diphtheria, ↑disease, ↑fever, ↑flu, ↑hepatitis, ↑HIV, ↑illness, ↑infection, ↑influenza, ↑leukaemia, ↑malaria, ↑measles, ↑meningitis, ↑muscle, ↑pneumonia, ↑polio, ↑smallpox, ↑virus

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