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contracted

verb , past tense of contract

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1 to become affected with (a disease or disorder)
  • before vaccines were invented, people lived in fear of contracting polio
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2 to become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter
  • metal contracts at low temperatures
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3 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
  • contract the calf muscles in your legs
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4 to come to an arrangement as to a course of action
  • the farmer contracted for delivery of the hay by the first of July
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