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as in:  contract the disease

She contracted an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
  to get — especially in reference to a disease
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contract contracts contracting contracted contractibility contractible
Contract has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • She contracted an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
  • She contracted AIDS by sharing needles.
  • ...the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible... It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous.
    George Washington (in a letter to his nephew)
  • Here is a secret about my family: My sister contracted the deliria a several months before her scheduled procedure.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • We had to sit so close to other people there wasn’t room to breathe, if you even wanted to, being in the position to contract every kind of a germ there was.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I contracted pleural pneumonia, in that day a killing disease.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • But he and the two other men in the apartment had a wonderful blowout, which lasted for five days, and as a result of which the industrious and unlucky one lost his job and the idle and lucky one got too sociable, and, despite his luck, contracted a social disease.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • If you fear that you or someone you know may have contracted deliria, please call the emergency line toll-free at 1-800-PREVENT to discuss immediate intake and treatment.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • In the decades before the development of the cure, the disease had become so virulent and widespread it was extraordinarily rare for a person to reach adulthood without having contracted a significant case of amor deliria nervosa.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It’s not his fault I’ve changed—seen the light or contracted the deliria, depending on who you ask.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
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