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retainer

noun [C] /rɪˈteɪ·nər/
an amount of money that you pay to someone in advance so that the person will work for you when needed: He was on a $150,000 retainer from Lloyd's of London. A retainer is also a device that holds something in place. A retainer that you wear in your mouth helps to straighten your teeth.
Translations of “retainer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聘用定金, (服務多年的)僕人,傭人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聘用定金, (服务多年的)仆人,佣人…
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