contract out

contract out
1) PHRASAL VERB If a company contracts out work, they employ other companies to do it.

[V P n (not pron) to n] Firms can contract out work to one another...

[V P n (not pron)] When Barclays Bank contracted out its cleaning, the new company was cheaper.

[V n P] ...the trend of contracting services out rather than performing them in-house. [Also V n P to n, V P]

2) PHRASAL VERB If a person or group contracts out of a system or scheme, they formally say that they do not want to take part in it. [BRIT]

[V P of n] Employees can contract out of their employer's occupational pension scheme.

[V P] ...a free deal which automatically converts into a pay as-you-go service unless you contract out.

English dictionary. 2008.

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