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subcontract

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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subcontractsub‧con‧tract /ˌsʌbkənˈtrækt $ -ˈkɑːntrækt/ (also subcontract out) verb [transitive]  Bif a company subcontracts work, they pay other people to do part of their work for them We will be subcontracting most of the electrical work.subcontract something to somebody Some of the work will be subcontracted to another company.subcontract /sʌbˈkɒntrækt $ -ˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable]
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Examples from the Corpus
subcontractCarey repeated that the union would sign no deal unless it included limits on subcontracting and added more full-time jobs.Not all the subcontracting goes abroad.Items with high added value would only be subcontracted if there were insurmountable problems of some sort in making it in-house.The partners are now subcontracting more Airbus work to other companies and countries.A car rental company subcontracts out the repair and maintenance of its fleet, and focuses on renting.They subcontract out the repair and maintenance of their rental car fleet.Even supposedly essential functions are subcontracted out.Critics worry that compassionate conservatism involves subcontracting social welfare to nutty evangelicals.
From Longman Business Dictionarysubcontractsub‧con‧tract /ˌsʌbkənˈtrækt-ˈkɑːntrækt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]COMMERCE if a company subcontracts work, they pay other people to do part of their work for themsubcontract something to somebodyConsultants can give advice and then subcontract the actual engineering work to specialists.subcontract /sʌbˈkɒntrækt-ˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable]a $1.2 million subcontract to build diamond multichip modulessubcontracting noun [uncountable]Subcontracting is common in the construction industry.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
subcontract
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysubcontract
he, she, itsubcontracts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysubcontracted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave subcontracted
he, she, ithas subcontracted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad subcontracted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill subcontract
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have subcontracted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam subcontracting
he, she, itis subcontracting
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you, we, theyare subcontracting
Past
I, he, she, itwas subcontracting
you, we, theywere subcontracting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been subcontracting
he, she, ithas been subcontracting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been subcontracting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be subcontracting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been subcontracting
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