Translation of contract in Spanish:

contract

contrato, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑntrækt//ˈkɒntrakt/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (agreement) contrato masculine
      (for public works, services) contrata feminine
      (price) (before noun) contractual
      to enter into a contract (with sb) celebrar un contrato (con algn)
      • to honor/break a contract cumplir/incumplir / violar un contrato
      • contract of employment contrato de trabajo
      • under the terms of your contract según lo establecido en su contrato
      • a fixed contract un contrato fijo
      • to be under contract to sb/sth estar bajo contrato con algn/algo
      • to win/lose a contract obtener / conseguir/perder un contrato
      • to put sth out to contract otorgar la contrata de / para algo

    • 1.2(document)

      contrato masculine
      to sign a contract suscribir un contrato formal
      • (in UK: on property deal) to exchange contracts suscribir el contrato de compraventa

  • 2slang

    (for murder)
    to put out a contract on sb ponerle precio a la cabeza de algn
    • Smith is accused by the Crown of being a contract killer, responsible for four other planned murders over the past 34 years.
    • Whether it was a random killing, a settling of old accounts or a political contract killing remains unclear.
    • Then a solution presents itself: why not hire a contract killer?
    • He had been offered $50,000 to carry out the hit, and was jailed for life for the contract killing.
    • There are so many people with contracts out on his life he has to look over his shoulder all the time.
    • It was to have been a straight-forward contract killing arranged by an adulterous couple to rid them of the man's wife.
    • There had been speculation that the couple, or a relative, had been on a witness protection scheme and that the shooting was a contract killing.
    • The third tale speaks of El Chivo, a bitter ex-guerrilla-turned-hit man, who is given a contract to kill a wealthy businessman.
    • Vincent is a ruthless contract killer and has to kill five people in a single night.
    • He could claim that while creating and producing hit game shows, he was also a contract assassin for the CIA.
    • When his boss becomes suspicious, the three decide to hire a contract killer, played by Adam Faith.
    • Let us not forget that we are dealing with the alleged contract murder of a young naturopathic doctor, a crime that shocked the nation.
    • The Hit Man's first step onto the slippery slope had been taking a contract to kill a gangster.
    • A jury could reject entirely your client's statements and say all of the evidence is consistent with his being involved in the contract killing.
    • When he can't succeed in killing himself, he hires a contract killer to carry out the job for him.
    • Police have not ruled out robbery as a motive for the murder, but suspect it could have been a revenge murder or a contract killing disguised as a robbery.
    • The film, a story of a contract killer fighting his conscience more often than his bullet-laden opponents, makes some brave new noises.
    • The murder of a father-of-two, who was shot dead outside his Virginia Water home, could have been the victim of a contract killing, according to police.
    • During the meeting, Hodson claimed he was offered a contract to kill an alleged amphetamine trafficker.
    • For example, a serial killer and a contract killer both kill lots of people, but the crimes are essentially different.
    • A British woman who tried to arrange the contract killing of her husband was jailed for five years on Wednesday.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (place under contract)
    contratar
    • Camp Henry contracted a wildlife biologist to study the property and create a land stewardship plan.
    • If a local authority contracts a builder to construct a certain amount of houses they must pay the full cost not just a deposit.
    • Once expired, the lessee could begin to contract with new suppliers.
    • Biotech companies also contract with individual farmers to grow pharma crops.
    • In others, employers contract privately to provide the benefits.
    • She was contracted to work in a garment factory in the United Arab Emirates.
    • I contracted him in November to remove my windows and replace them with French-styled steel windows.
    • Now with open access, the mining companies wish to handle the traffics themselves, or contract with third parties.
    • If you need help, you can get it from just about any of the tradespeople you contract with to deal with other parts of the project.
    • Drivers are contracted to work Monday to Saturday.
    • He complained about the wild dogs and the National Parks & Wildlife Service contracted a local man to trap and shoot the dogs.
    • Fourthly, for the medium term, a non-governmental organisation has been contracted to provide six intensive support rehabilitation beds.
    • If the amount of cargo is greater than the hauling capacity of available military trucks, civilian trucks are contracted to complete the mission.
    • The goal was to contract with one vendor that could provide a consistent solution in all markets.
    • Channel Seven contracted an outside lawyer to work up a draft agreement and has refused to negotiate on anything falling outside its scope.
    • I forget what they called the deal, but he was contracted to produce something like 10 fairly low-budget features for MGM.
    • The builders were contracted by Westlea Housing Association to build five houses on land behind Ashe Crescent.
    • We contract with utilities to supply water, gas, or electricity at specified service levels for specified costs.
    • He told how they contract with area farmers to guarantee a steady supply.
    • We then moved to the situation where governments now contract with non-profit organisations to deliver a specified service.
    • In Swindon, there is a strong network provided by Trio Childcare, which is contracted by the council to advise and support childminders and parents.
    • The unions don't contract with the government, therefore they don't have to comply with it.
    • I am contracted to be here for a year - who knows what will happen after that?
    • Vendors contract with one of nine independent laboratory-testing facilities.
    • He is officially contracted to work for the company for another 12 months - although few observers expect him to serve out the full year.
    • The defendant has not returned the software and intends to use it until it can contract with a new vendor.
    • Local governments can also contract with private businesses for other services, like trash collection.
    • In 1985 he was contracted to film crocodiles and dolphins in China, the beginning of an amazing career spanning nearly 20 years.
    • In 1999 the Council contracted Bedminster to provide an alternative waste system.
    • We have tried to contract with them several times for specific jobs.
    • Building owners want to contract with service providers that will be around to honor their commitments.
    • Many have found it easier and less risky to contract with a vendor that already handles such issues.
    • Some large wineries, for example, contract with hundreds of grape growers.
    • He was contracted to produce films of a certain length and that week, he handed in one that was more than double the agreed-upon running time.
    • Under the deed, signatories will refuse to contract with breaching suppliers until the problems are fixed.
    • They also contract with local women to supply cakes and with local artisans to make Val Day mementos such as carved wall hangings.
    • Clients contract with one of the member firms, whose services are supplemented by the resources of the others.
    • The council later contracted another firm to complete the work, but at a cost of some €20m.
    • She was contracted to work 24 hours a week on a permanent basis.
    • He wanted something like that and contracted me to build it.
  • 2

    • 2.1

      (debt/liability) contraer formal
      • Congress could not even pay the interest on its domestic debt and was financing its foreign debts only by contracting additional loans.
      • It was held by many to undermine one of the elementary principles of economic life - that every person is bound to pay debts contracted insofar as this is possible.
      • Now, he of course had to do something about the debts he'd contracted.
      • And why should we, struggling American citizens of today, be bound by debts created by a past ruling elite who contracted these debts at our expense?
      • Public debt - loans contracted by governments to pay their armies, borrowing by cities and rural communities to pay their taxes - had risen alarmingly.
      • Currently the minister of Finance and National Planning has the mandate to contract debts for the nation whenever need arises.
      • He says that he contracted the debt on behalf of the ruling party.
      • Meanwhile, a debt had been contracted and four years later the papacy sent Pippin the bill.
      • How unjust to do so by pillaging the church, an institution that was neither responsible for contracting the debt nor had benefited from the deficit expenditures.
      • The debt which America has contracted, compared with the cause she has gained, and the advantages to flow from it, ought scarcely to be mentioned.
      • Many debts contracted then were still being serviced three generations later, and were only liquidated by the Revolution.
      • When you contract a debt for a fixed period, write it down.
      • Only one in five elite Marylanders contracted debts during their lifetimes that forced the selling of land or slaves.
      • One result of this is that the proportion of debt that is contracted on a short term basis rises.
      • And on the other hand, they don't protect our identities, so we can end up liable for debts we didn't contract.
      • A husband shall answer in court in pleas concerning debts contracted by his wife before and after their marriage.
      • As stated earlier, much of the debt was contracted by undemocratic governments and oppressive regimes.
      • The debt contracted to fund the war had been paid for in just over 19 years.
      • So-called entrepreneurs do the buying and selling, pay the workers, contract debts and pay interest.
      • As for the gild's financial influence, some jurats were indeed occasionally debtors of the gild, but their debts were contracted as gildsmen not as jurats.

    • 2.2

      (disease) contraer formal
      • He had been admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke on January 2 before then contracting pneumonia.
      • The virus is spread by infected blood, and numerous ways to contract the disease have been identified.
      • Two other patients are critically ill after contracting the disease through infected organs from the donor.
      • Health chiefs say the number of people contracting the virus since then has remained low.
      • Ninety per cent of travellers who contract malaria do not become ill until after they return home.
      • More than 100 haemophiliacs contracted HIV and more than 260 contracted hepatitis C from contaminated blood products.
      • Most of the human victims of bird flu appear to have contracted the disease through close contact with chickens.
      • Reduce your chances of contracting the flu bug by getting a yearly flu vaccine from your doctor's office or local clinic.
      • Elderly people are at particular risk of serious illness if they contract influenza.
      • A baby is in intensive care and has somehow contracted meningitis while there.
      • About 10,000 Irish patients contract the superbug each year.
      • Rarely, an infant can contract the infection during delivery and develop a fever after birth.
      • His early education was restricted by severe asthma and he contracted tuberculosis when he started medical school.
      • In each case, when later exposed to full blown tuberculosis, the mice all contracted the disease.
      • Another danger is contracting an illness while on the road.
      • By then, over 30,000 people had already contracted AIDS, and it was too late to stop the epidemic.
      • At age 4, she contracted double pneumonia and scarlet fever simultaneously and almost died.
      • Humans can also contract the disease, by breathing in the infection, and then pass it on by kissing.
      • If you think you've contracted an infectious disease, contact your doctor.
      • The leaflets offer advice and tips on safe farm practices so that farmers can reduce the chances of they and their families contracting these germs.

  • 3

    • 3.1

      (muscle) contraer
      • Between meals, a mammal's intestinal muscles normally contract rhythmically to sweep out bacteria and waste.
      • Electrical stimulation causes the heart muscles to contract or pump.
      • The polar ice caps are contracting at a rate of 9 percent each decade.
      • These stars change in actual size by about 10 per cent, expanding and contracting over a period of several days.
      • Spain is increasing the size of its fishing fleet while ours is contracting.
      • The heart works as a pump, with its muscular walls contracting to force the movement of blood.
      • I feel a tear trickle softly down my cheek, and my throat contracts to half its normal size.
      • To see closer objects, this muscle contracts to thicken the lens.
      • When your heart contracts, it ejects blood from the pumping chambers (ventricles).
      • It increases the heart rate, makes muscles contract more forcefully and enhances the general state of alertness.
      • The more slowly muscles contract, the more force they are able to deliver, which is why heavy weights can only be lifted slowly.
      • That is because all objects expand when they are heated and contract when they are cooled.
      • When people laugh, their muscles contract, their pulse rates rise and their breathing is faster.
      • When they contract they reduce the internal diameter of the vessels in the arterial network.
      • Because wood absorbs moisture, it will expand and contract with changes in the weather and humidity.
      • On cooling it contracts to a smaller dimension, thus reducing the area of contact and allowing oxide to form at the interface.
      • This causes the skin's natural collagen to contract, usually reducing wrinkles over the following months.
      • Raise your hips only as high as you can while still forcefully contracting your abs for a second or two.
      • Mucus production increases and the muscles surrounding the airways contract, narrowing the space through which air can flow.
      • l Output in Japan, the world's second-biggest economy, contracted sharply in the second quarter of the year.
      • Breath-holding helps create a firm base upon which the muscles can effectively contract.
      • When these muscles contract, they don't directly push the head forward.
      • Each time the calf and thigh muscles contract when walking, veins deep inside the leg are squeezed.
      • The treated muscles can't contract so new wrinkles won't form either.
      • The economy unexpectedly expanded in the final three months of last year after contracting in the third quarter.
      • Most liquids contract as they cool.
      • Then, while still contracting, the star cools through yellow and red-hot, and the protyle condenses into progressively heavier elements.
      • Revised figures have shown that the Japanese economy contracted by 0.6 percent in the September quarter.
      • While most Asian economies contracted in the third quarter, Korea grew by 1.8 %.
      • You are not lifting weights; you are stretching and then contracting your muscles as hard as possible.
      • Solid pieces used for the table top will expand and contract with changes in humidity.
      • He then contracted his abs to raise his legs until they were perpendicular.
      • As the air cools, it contracts and loses some of its capacity, so the moisture is given off to cooler surrounding surfaces.
      • Since the recession began in March 2001, the labor force has contracted by 1.2 percent.
      • As the lava solidified and cooled, it contracted, but the surface layers, exposed to the air, cooled faster than the deeper layers.
      • For example, as an individual lands from a jump, the quadriceps muscle contracts, protecting the knee.
      • This stimulation causes electrical activity in the muscle, which in turn causes the muscle to contract or tighten.
      • The deer's range later contracted to the Ural Mountains, in modern-day Russia, which separate Europe from Asia.
      • As your muscles contract during exercise, they use sugar for energy.
      • In the case of the Sun or some similar large object, as it contracts there is a decrease in its gravitational energy because the composite matter is moving closer to the middle, and that energy has to go somewhere.
      • Spasms shook every inch of my skin, and my muscles contracted painfully.
      • Similarly, cooled rock contracts, experiences an increase in density, and tends to sink.

    • 3.2

      (word/phrase) contraer
      • I haven't checked the audio to see whether ‘is’ was contracted or not in those examples.
      • Incidentally, Hocus Pocus was itself contracted during the eighteenth century into the word ‘Hoax.’
      • The various sources consulted differ in its further evolution; some say the word was contracted further to aan't, others say an't (pronounced ahnt).
      • This is someone who is so expert on the subject of sex that the two words become contracted into one - sexpert.


intransitive verb

  • 1

    (enter into an agreement)
    to contract (with sb) for sth celebrar un contrato (con algn) para algo
    • we hope to contract with them for the supply of … esperamos celebrar un contrato con ellos para el suministro de …
  • 2

    (become smaller)
    (metal/pupils/muscle) contraerse