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contract
used in Nineteen Minutes

7 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
the metal contracted
Definition
when something gets shorter or smaller
  • Another contraction ripped through her, bullets strafing metal.
    Part 1 (12% in)
  • The next contraction twisted down her spine like a cobra, wrapped itself around her belly, and sank its fangs.
    Part 1 (12% in)
  • Let's take it one contraction at a time.'
    Part 1 (12% in)
  • Alex was past the point of modesty; at this moment, Lacy figured she'd disrobe in front of an entire male prison population if it meant the contractions would stop.
    Part 1 (12% in)
  • Another contraction started.
    Part 1 (12% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • She stood up, patting Peter's back the way Lacy had, wishing he would run out of steam or contract laryngitis or just simply have mercy on her utter inexperience.
    Part 1 (9% in)
  • They weren't drinking-it was hockey season, and the players had to sign a contract with the coach-but Drew Girard had rented the uncut version of a teen sex comedy, and the guys were discussing who was hotter, Elisha Cuthbert or Shannon Elizabeth.
    Part 1 (68% in)

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