- 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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Luminar and Mobileye’s agreement while small at the moment is still a production contract.Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet|Kirsten Korosec|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Engel-Natzke was the main point of contact while her dad was in the hospital, with her mother, Maggie, also contracting the virus at the same time.Emily Engel-Natzke’s dad was her ‘biggest fan.’ He died of covid-19 before her hockey triumph.|Samantha Pell|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He also revealed that two of his family members, his wife and one of his three children, contracted the coronavirus as well.Cowboys QB Andy Dalton says covid-19 ‘hit me hard’ after concussion|Des Bieler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
After two injury-plagued years, though, Oladipo must prove he is still an elite player worthy of a major long-term contract.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The Big Ten requires players who contract the virus to sit out for 21 days so they can go through cardiac screening before returning to the field.Maryland, with 15 more players and its coach positive for coronavirus, cancels Michigan State game|Emily Giambalvo|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
As the New York Times writes, the risk of contracting Ebola in this country remains "vanishingly small."
But it is unfounded fear by an American public at minimal risk of contracting the illness that is confounding those efforts.
The military maintains that the risk of contracting the virus is minimal.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training|Tim Mak|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the overwhelming majority of people in this country, the likelihood of contracting it is fleetingly small.
What remains unclear is just how many women McFarland may have knowingly put in danger of contracting HIV.Alabama Church Says HIV-Positive Preacher Slept With Flock|Matthew Paul Turner|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The whole thing begins to have a jigsaw look, like a child's toy rack with wooden soldiers on it, expanding and contracting.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Again, he may have lucid intervals during which he is quite as capable of contracting as other persons.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
The company is composed of three contracting persons without admitting therein any other whatever.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The savages, one by one, broke away from the group and began to circle rapidly to the left in a constantly contracting spiral.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
It was not, however, to enter Spain without the agreement of both contracting parties.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
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.