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contract something out

to make an agreement with someone to do a specific amount of work. (Rather than doing it oneself or in one's own place of business.) I will contract this out and have it done by consultants. I contracted out this kind of job the last time.
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contract with someone (for something)

 and contract (with someone) for something
to make an agreement with someone to produce or supply something, or to do something. I will have to contract with an expert for that part of the project. We contracted with a local builder for a new kitchen. Did you contract for plumbing work with Eric?
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put a contract out on someone

[for an underworld character] to order someone to kill someone else. The mob put out a contract on some crook from Detroit.
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contract out

v.
To engage another person or company by contract to undertake some job that is typically considered part of one's business: Many companies contract out administrative tasks in order to concentrate on sales and marketing.
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5) Departing from the literature, however, we assume, based on the empirical observations cited in section II, that the cost-related random factor [theta] is contractible.
It is restricted, for example, to situations where the standard cost is contractible.
But we now know that determining the optimal content of contractible roles requires a consideration of a variety of factors that have been identified by the modern literature.
This is a broader characterization because even if the law determines the substance to be not contractible (i.
2 implies that the associated order complex is contractible, and hence has reduced Euler characteristic 0.
k, n) is contractible, and its boundary is homotopy-equivalent to a sphere.
This unitary disposable absorbent article includes an absorbent core having a garment surface and a body surface, a liquid permeable topsheet positioned adjacent to the body surface of the absorbent core, a liquid impermeable backsheet positioned adjacent to the garment surface of the absorbent core and an elastically contractible dual cuff.
They are not objective performance pay, which is conditional on contractible performance.
The section "Conversion Risk" discusses why the conversion threshold is not a contractible variable.
Contracts that are conditioned on the threshold can eliminate the incentive problem, but the threshold is not contractible in contracts insuring real estate.
The faces of a convex polytope and the cells of a regular cell complex are examples of Whitney stratifications, but in general, a stratum in a stratified space need not be contractible.
14) What falls under a standard is readily contractible.
Consider the longevity of appliances, which is a readily contractible attribute.
By adjusting payments for endogenous risk mix, risk adjustment makes selection (partially) contractible.
Then we are going to show that there is a nonconvex, contractible polytope that can be obtained by gluing those polytopes nicely.