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Definition of subcontract verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

subcontract

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑntrækt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subcontract
 
he / she / it subcontracts
 
past simple subcontracted
 
-ing form subcontracting
 
 
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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.
subcontracting noun [uncountable]
 
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: subcontract

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