contract out

idiom

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

Examples of contract out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over The Cap ranks Jackson’s deal as the 37th-best cornerback contract out of 270 qualifiers. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 3 Apr. 2024 In March 2018, the city put the contract out to bid, with two companies, including Oak View Group, responding, records show. The Enquirer, 7 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile, the city is reviewing proposals from potential vendors to contract out its migrant response, reports Axios. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Oct. 2023 National governments increasingly contract out the use of force to nonstate actors. Steven Simon and Adam Weinstein, Foreign Affairs, 27 Sep. 2023 If incorporated, Pima County would no longer be required to provide services and could contract out services including law enforcement, transportation, development services and elections, to the community. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 15 July 2023 The 6-foot-3-inch Frederic, 25, has signed two prior deals with the Bruins, including his entry-level contract out of the University of Wisconsin. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2023 Dir: Warren Beatty An incumbent California senator facing a tough primary battle takes out a $10 million life insurance policy before putting a contract out on himself. The New Republic, 22 June 2023 After being traded at the deadline from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Orlando Magic, who bought his contract out shortly after, Beverley had a few different options of where to sign for the remainder of the 2022-23 season. James Mueller, Chron, 24 May 2023

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“Contract out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contract%20out. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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