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contract
used in In the Unlikely Event

3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
the metal contracted
Definition
when something gets shorter or smaller
  • Okay, so he'd forgotten you're is a contraction.
    p. 277.2
  • With his voice and looks, who cared about contractions?
    p. 277.2

There are no more uses of "contract" flagged with this meaning in In the Unlikely Event.

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  • If war comes and we get the contract for military uniforms we'll be rich.
    p. 359.6

There are no more uses of "contract" in In the Unlikely Event.

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