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The Grapes of Wrath
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as in: the metal contracted Define
when something gets shorter or smaller
  • The house cracked loudly as the cooler night air contracted the wood.

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  • When it is cold, the bridge contracts and the joints are further apart.
  • The muscle is contracted because of the pain.

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as in: legal contract Define
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
  • Well, this here fella’s got a contract to pick them peaches or chop that cotton.

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  • She signed the contract.
  • A lot of people get into trouble by signing contracts they don’t understand.

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unspecified meaning
  • Sheaf of contracts, dog-eared, held with paper clips, and a neat pile of unused contracts.
  • An’ you put up fifty, an’ you can sign a contract to send the rest at ten dollars a month.

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  • Sheaf of contracts, dog-eared, held with paper clips, and a neat pile of unused contracts.
  • An’ I got fifty cash an’ a contract for forty more.
  • He ain’t allowed to contract men without a license.
  • "Well, I’m contracting the land.
  • You took the contract, didn’ you?"

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as in: legal contract Define
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
as in: contract the disease Define
to get -- especially in reference to a disease
as in: the metal contracted Define
when something gets shorter or smaller
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