contract with (someone or something)

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contract with (someone or something)

To agree with someone or a group to do something. No one on our staff has the time to scan all of those documents, so we'll contract with a company that can do it for us.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ancelott said: "I am very pleased that Salomon has signed a new contract with us as he is an important player for this club.
UK-based Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd said today that it has signed a contract with US Airways (NYSE:LCC) to provide maintenance support in the UK.
The Swans personnel manager Stuart Maxfield said: "He's accepted a twoyear international rookie contract with us.
"Didier's future is at Chelsea because he has a contract with us," added Scolari.
"He has a contract with us and I think he is happy at Chelsea.
"He will finish the season with Widnes but we are delighted he has agreed this new contract with us."
But Spurs sporting director Damien Comolli said: "He is on a long-term contract with us and Juande Ramos sees him as an important part of our plans."
Expedia signed a five-year contract with US Airways, making the carrier's inventory and services available on Expedia.com and its affiliated sites.
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