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Definition of subcontract verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

subcontract

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subcontract
BrE BrE//ˌsʌbkənˈtrækt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑːntrækt//
 
he / she / it subcontracts
BrE BrE//ˌsʌbkənˈtrækts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑːntrækts//
 
past simple subcontracted
BrE BrE//ˌsʌbkənˈtræktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑːntræktɪd//
 
past participle subcontracted
BrE BrE//ˌsʌbkənˈtræktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑːntræktɪd//
 
-ing form subcontracting
BrE BrE//ˌsʌbkənˈtræktɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑːntræktɪŋ//
 
 
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BrE BrE//ˌsʌbkənˈtrækt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑːntrækt//
 
to pay a person or company to do some of the work that you have been given a contract to do subcontract something (to somebody/something) We subcontracted the work to a small engineering firm. subcontract somebody/something (to do something) We subcontracted a small engineering firm to do the work.
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