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con-trahō trāxī, trāctus, ere,

to draw together, collect, assemble: exercitum in unum locum, Cs.: copias eo, N.: navibus coactis contractisque, Cs.: viros, V.: undique fontīs, O.: utrumque ad colloquium, L.: contrahe quidquid animis vales, call to your aid, V.—To draw close, draw in, contract, shorten, narrow, lessen, abridge, diminish: pulmones se contrahunt: bracchia, V.: frontem, to wrinkle: voltum, O.: contractum caput, bowed, H.: castra, Cs.: vela, to shorten, H.: umbras, O.: mare contrahitur, is narrowed, O.: contracta aequora sentire, to encroach on, H.: tempora veris, to shorten, O.: tempestas contraxit caelum, narrowed, H.: contracto frigore pigrae (apes), i. e. stiff with cold, V.—Fig., to bring about, accomplish, execute, contract, cause, produce: amicitiam: negotium mihi: numinis iram mihi (arte), O.: bilem tibi, Iu.: causam certaminis, L.: porca contracta, due (in expiation).—To transact, contract, bargain, conclude: cum rege rationem, an account: aes alienum: ex rebus contrahendis: rerum contractarum fides, of contracts: res inter se, L.: cum altero, deal.—To draw in, lessen, check, restrain: animos: appetitūs: cupidinem, H.

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