contract out

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of contract out

: 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

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

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

  3. : the act of marriage or an agreement to marry

  1. : to bring on oneself especially inadvertently : incur

  2. : to become affected with

  3. : to establish or undertake by contract

  1. : hired to execute a contract (see 1contract 1a)

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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