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kon trak tuhd

  • v  enter into a contractual arrangement
  • v  engage by written agreement
  • v  squeeze or press together
    the spasm contracted the muscle
  • v  be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
  • v  become smaller or draw together
  • v  make smaller
    The heat contracted the woollen garment
  • v  compress or concentrate
  • v  make or become more narrow or restricted
  • v  reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
  • a  reduced in size or pulled together
    the contracted pupils of her eyes

  • Meanwhile, the number of Japanese who have contracted the new flu has more than doubled since May 18 from 130 to 279, a rate of increase that is "without a doubt" the highest in .
  • Guinea worm is a parasite that is contracted by drinking contaminated water.
  • Although the virus appears to attack indiscriminately, once contracted its effects are generally more harmful in the elderly or those with pre-existing medical conditions.
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  • Carlos Dunga in The Press Association
    Asked about his future after Friday's 2-1 quarter-final defeat to the Dutch at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Dunga said: "I have been contracted for four years and we knew this right from the start. During the last four years, I have been very...
  • Geoff Miller in
    Thus, the goalkeepers work even harder, but I don't think that we can take the ball or the altitude as excuses. Adidas has made the World Cup ball since 1970 and is contracted through 2014. The German company has defended the Jabulani, saying it... Gianluigi Buffon NBC Dallas-Fort Worth Jun 26, 2010 21876 29427 contracted Like all centrally contracted players, Michael will be given a clear programme over the next six months which will include training and match practice over the winter period," Miller added. "With a busy period of international cricket on the...

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