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English verb: contract out

1. contract out (social) assign a job to someone outside one's own business


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)contract, sign, sign on, sign up

2. contract out (communication) refuse to pay a levy to a union for political use


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, refuse


Antonymscontract in









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