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[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"

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