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contract out

Definition of contract out

  1. :  to agree by contract to pay someone outside an organization to perform (a job) <The company contracted out its manufacturing jobs.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  a binding agreement between two or more persons or parties

    :  one legally enforceable

    :  a business arrangement for the supply of goods or services at a fixed price

  1. :  to bring on oneself especially inadvertently :  incur

    :  to become affected with

    :  to establish or undertake by contract

  1. :  hired to execute a contract

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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