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farm sb out

disapproving
phrasal verb with farm uk   /fɑːm/  us   /fɑːrm/ verb [T]
to arrange for another person to take care of someone, especially your child: Almost since birth, their baby has been farmed out to nannies and nurseries.
Translations of “farm sb out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 託人照顧(尤指自己的孩子)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 托人照看(尤指自己的孩子)…
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