1. To become more compact or concentrated.
2. To cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid.
3. To compress or concentrate; SYN. concentrate, contract.
4. To develop due to condensation.
5. To make more concise; SYN. concentrate.
6. To remove water from.
7. To undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state.
Legal agreement between two or more parties, where each party agrees to do something. For example, a contract of employment is a legal agreement between an employer and an employee and lays out the conditions of employment. Contracts need not necessarily be written; they can be verbal contracts. In consumer law, for example, a contract is established when a good is sold.
A contract made in the proper form may be unenforceable if it is made under a mistake, misrepresentation, duress, or undue influence, or if one of the parties does not have the capacity to make it (for example, minors and people who are insane). Illegal contracts are void, including those to commit a crime or civil wrong, those to trade with the enemy, immoral contracts, and contracts in restraint of trade. Contracts by way of gaming and wagering are also void.
In a contract each party mutually obliges himself or herself to the other for exchange of property or performance for a consideration.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: cut).
1. To separate with or as if with an instrument.
2. To shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of.
3. To make an incision or separation.
4. To function as a cutting instrument.
5. To form or shape by cutting or incising; SYN. cut out.
6. To form by probing, penetrating, or digging.
7. To fell by sawing; hew.
8. To allow incision or separation.
9. To cease, stop; SYN. cut off.
10. To divide at random.
11. To have grow through the gums.
12. (Film) To make an abrupt change of image or sound.
13. To intentionally fail to attend; SYN. skip.
14. To hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction.
15. To give the appearance or impression of.
16. To create by recording electronically.
17. To discharge from a group.
18. To dissolve by breaking down the fat of.
19. To pass directly and often in haste.
20. To pass through or across.
21. To perform or carry out.
22. To eliminate a part from the whole.
23. To style and tailor in a certain fashion; SYN. style, tailor.
24. To weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; SYN. prune, rationalize.
25. To move, as of a fist in boxing.
1. To lessen
2. To make smaller; SYN. scale down.
3. To make less complex; SYN. simplify.
4. To narrow or limit; SYN. tighten.
5. To lower in grade or rank; force somebody into an unpleasant situation.
6. To cut down on; make a reduction in; SYN. cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down.
7. To bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
8. To simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another.
9. To take off weight; SYN. melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, thin, slim down.
10. To reposition back to its normal site, as of a broken bone, in surgery.
11. To undergo meiosis
12. To cook until very little liquid is left, as of sauces; SYN. boil down, concentrate.
retrench / ritrentʃ /
1. To make a reduction, as in one's workforce
2. To tighten one's belt; use resources carefully.
3. Reduce; economize.