[n] a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
[n] a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
[n] (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
[v] be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
[v] draw together; "The fabric shrank"
[v] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
[v] make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
[v] compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
[v] enter into a contractual arrangement
[v] make smaller; "The garment contracted in the dryer"; "The heat contracted the woollen garment"
[v] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"
[v] engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
abbreviate, abridge, compact, compress, constrict, contract bridge, cut, declaration, fee, foreshorten, get, narrow, press, reduce, shorten, shrink, sign, sign on, sign up, squeeze, take, undertake
abbreviate, abridge, abstract, accept obligation, accord, acquire, affair, affiance, afflict, agree, agree to, agreement, answer for, arrangement, attempt, bag, bang, bar, bargain, bargain for, barricade, batten, batten down, be answerable for, be brought