- a commitment by the declarer and his or her partner to take six tricks plus the number specified by the final bid made.
- the final bid itself.
- the number of tricks so specified, plus six.
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Example sentences from the Web for contract
When that contract expired, the Secret Service signed another for 16 more nights, until April 15, according to copies of the contracts released by the Secret Service.Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic|David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
From revised search warrant protocols to contracting social workers, the policy changes are a start but could go much further.The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained|Fabiola Cineas|September 17, 2020|Vox
They don’t have a ton of room to maneuver, either, with the contracts they’re still on the hook for.
The relatively small Air Force contracts aren’t for the actual delivery of a finished supersonic aircraft.Air Force transport jets for VIPs could have a supersonic future|Rob Verger|September 10, 2020|Popular Science
This is a questionable claim, because EU privacy law allows data transfers to anywhere as long as they are “necessary” to fulfill the contract between the user and provider—and the processing of emails is pretty fundamental for an email service.Time is running out for Big Tech’s monetization of Europeans’ personal data|David Meyer|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Michigan supposedly offered 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a $42 million contract, which would him the highest-paid coach in the NCAA.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A 1907 contract leases the plot of land to the Belgika corporation for five years, but it stayed for much longer.
The Senate Intelligence Committee report says they secured a contract with the CIA in 2006 valued “in excess of $180 million.”The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I knew only that the hit was commissioned; the man who took the contract was a specialist.
Meanwhile, Marino promises “radical changes” and vows to check every contract the city has—to see if they are valid.The Mayor Who Took Down the Mafia That Ruined Rome|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Something like a smile attempted to contract the Indian's features; but the attempt was not a happy one, and stopped at a grimace.The Gold-Seekers|Gustave Aimard
He unfolded the sheet and scanned the charges—coercion, larceny, livestock theft, and breach of contract.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
What a fool I had been not to have actually made the removal of them a sine qua non before I signed the contract!Man and Maid|Elinor Glyn
In 1900 the contract schools were practically abandoned and the Indian appropriation devoted to government schools altogether.
The Chinese element was brought over by contract for working on sugar plantations.Industrial Cuba|Robert P. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for contract
- (in the bidding sequence before play) the highest bid, which determines trumps and the number of tricks one side must try to make
- the number and suit of these tricks
- a criminal agreement to kill a particular person in return for an agreed sum of money
- (as modifier)a contract killing
Derived forms of contractcontractible, adjectivecontractibly, adverb
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A legally binding agreement between two or more parties.