WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
contraer, contraerse vtr, vprnl (reducir, encoger, estrechar)contract, shrink vtr
 La nicotina contrae los vasos capilares.
 Nicotine contracts (or: shrinks) the capillaries.
contraer vtr (adquirir un compromiso) legalcontract vtr
 Contrajeron matrimonio el año pasado.
 They contracted matrimony last year.
contraer vtr (enfermedad: contagiarse)contract vtr
 Generalmente, los pacientes contraen el virus de hospital.
 Generally, patients contract this virus in the hospital.
contraer vtr (lingüística)contract vtr
 Al contraer la preposición "a" y el artículo "el", te queda "al".
 In contracting the preposition "a" and the article "el," there remains "al.".
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
contraer matrimonio get married, enter into marriage
contraer una deuda incur in a debt
contraer una enfermedad contract a disease
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