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contract
used in Hatchet

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Definition
when something gets shorter or smaller
  • his legs contracted up, up into the seat,
    Chapter 1 (90% in)
contracted = shortened (in this case, the muscles of the legs pull to shorten and thus pull the legs closer to the hips)
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