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contract for (something)

To enter into an agreement with someone or a group to do or produce something. We contracted for that massive scanning project with an outside company because no one on our staff has time to do it.
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contract for (something) with (someone or something)

To enter into an agreement with someone or a group to do or produce something. We contracted for that massive scanning project with an outside company because no one on our staff has time to do it.
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contract out

To give a job or assignment to an outside entity (so as to avoid doing the job oneself). A noun or pronoun can be used between "contract" and "out." We contracted the project out because no one on our staff has the time to scan all of those documents.
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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 or something) for (something)

To enter into an agreement with someone or a group to do or produce something. We contracted with an outside company for that massive scanning project that no one on our staff has time to do.
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put a contract out on (one)

slang To order for one to be assassinated. Usually said in reference to organized crime. The mob put a contract out on the accountant because he had agreed to testify in court. It turns out that he had put a contract out on the owner of the business so that he could gain control of it.
See also: contract, on, out, put

sweetheart contract

1. An industrial agreement made between an employer and local labor union officials containing terms beneficial to the employer without the knowledge of the employees, typically in exchange for money to the union or its leaders. It was later discovered that the union leader had made a sweetheart contract with the company that eliminated employees' right to strike in exchange for a hefty yearly bonus for himself. The automotive manufacturer decided to move its factories to a different country, where it established a sweetheart contract with the local labor union to pay workers substantially less than those previously enjoyed by American employees.
2. Any kind of agreement or contract that is mutually beneficial two the two parties directly involved, typically at the expense of a third party that is not privy to the agreement. It turns out the athletic director had in place a sweetheart contract with the national athletics association, essentially receiving kickbacks every time one of his athletes performed well. The charity has come under fire for what some are calling a sweetheart contract with a for-profit events organizer that receives nearly 40% of the annual donations the charity receives.
See also: contract, sweetheart

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.
Since [l.sub.1](G) is unital, Lemma 3.2 implies that [l.sub.1](G) is [[phi].sub.[zeta]]-Johnson contractible. Using the same argument as in the proof of Proposition 2.2, we can show that [l.sub.1](G) is [[phi].sub.[zeta]] -contractible, now by applying [15, Theorem 6-1] we see that G is compact which is a contradiction, so [l.sub.1](G) is not [[phi].sub.[zeta]]-biprojective.
and Fix(M) = {(i, 1), (0,i), (i,i) | t [member of] [0,1]} is not contractible.
In particular, this is the case when the theory is defined in [R.sup.3] which is a contractible space.
If assets are contractible and there is a strictly positive rate of return differential between the parties (the case R > r), it would be optimal for assets to be carried over time at the higher rate R.
A survey on contractible edges in graphs of a prescribed vertex connectivity.
As a result, the firms decide to implement lower effort levels than in the situation in which effort is directly contractible. To demonstrate this, note that the firm determines the worker's effort by a specific choice of the bonus.
Second, a major problem associated with group loans is that once a borrowing group is formed, and loans received, borrowers may not monitor each other's activities in the loan utilization stage because peer monitoring is not contractible in the absence of intra-group resource transfers (Gine & Karlan, 2014).
Keywords: Hamiltonian cycles, generating functions, thin grid cylinder, contractible curves.
[Sym.sup.n]([C.sup.x])[congruent to]{[z.sup.n] + [a.sub.n-1][z.sup.n-1 + ...+[a.sub.1]z + [a.sub.0]:[a.sub.0] [not equal to] 0}~h[C.sup.x], since the space of coefficients [a.sub.n-1], ...,[a.sub.1] is contractible. Hence
Mentioning LBD is like referencing some easily contractible virus that could spread to you and everyone you know via a whisper.
Besides thermal contractible hydrogels can be synthesized by using N-methylacrylamide and N,N-dimethylacrylamide monomers [12].
For any cycle C in L(B), if C is a contractible cycle, then C is an even cycle since the vertices of C and the interior of C induce a planar bipartite graph.