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Put right in to touch, shrink from (8)


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'shrink from' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both to do with social activities as well as being verbs in their base form.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'put right in to touch' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'right' could be 'r' (common abbreviation) and 'r' is located in the answer.
'touch' could be 'contact' (contact is a kind of touch) and 'contact' is present in the leftover letters.
No letters remain.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for contract that I've seen before include "Arrangement to commit murder" , "Document setting out terms of agreement" , "Pick up" , "Undertake" , "bargain" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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