CONTRACT in sign language

How to sign "contract" in American Sign Language (ASL) depends on the meanings whether it's an agreement paper or something is shrinking.

ASL signs for "contract"

Meaning: Meaning (noun): a written document containing an agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant palm-down "U" hand held in space above non-dominant palm-up flat hand taps twice on the base hand.

Related signs: written agreement, DEAL, BARGAIN, TREATY, PACT.

More terms: CONTRACTOR.

Meaning: (Verb) to enter into a formal and legally binding agreement.

Learner tip: Don't confuse this signword with SIGNATURE or to-SIGN-name.

Related signs: AGREE, PROMISE, PLEDGE.

Meaning: to get, as by exposure to something contagious.

This signword is not one way to mean "contact a disease" as this signword may convey another meaning than "disease". Other possible signs for "contract a disease" may be "GET", "BECOME", etc.

Related signs: GET, CATCH.

Meaning: to decrease in size or number.

Related signs: REDUCE, SHRINK.

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