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Principal Translations
contraer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (reducir, encoger, estrechar)contract, shrink vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (facial features)contort vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (muscle)tighten vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La nicotina contrae los vasos capilares.
 Nicotine contracts (or: shrinks) the capillaries.
contraer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (adquirir un compromiso)  (legal)contract vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (a debt)incur vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (an obligation)take on vtr + adv
 Contrajeron matrimonio el año pasado.
 They contracted matrimony last year.
contraer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (enfermedad: contagiarse)contract vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  catch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Generalmente, los pacientes contraen el virus de hospital.
 Generally, patients contract this virus in the hospital.
contraer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (lingüística)  (eliminate vowel)contract vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 "Del" se forma contrayendo la preposición "de" y el artículo "el".
  Contract the modal verb "will" and the negative "not" to form "won't."This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
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Compound Forms:
contraer matrimonio loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (casarse)get married vi + adj
   (formal)enter into marriage v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
   (formal)enter into the bonds of matrimony v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
   (colloquial)get hitched vi + adj
contraer una deuda loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (endeudarse)incur a debt v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
contraer una enfermedad loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (enfermar)contract a disease exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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