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hire

verb [T] uk   /haɪər/ us    /haɪr/
B1 UK (US rent) to pay to use something for a short period: How much would it cost to hire a car for a fortnight? You could always hire a dress for the ball if you can't afford to buy one. B2 to employ someone or pay someone to do a particular job: I was hired by the first company I applied to. [+ to infinitive] We ought to hire a public relations consultant to help improve our image.
hired
adjective uk   /haɪəd/ us    /haɪrd/ UK
a hired car The police believe he was killed by a hired assassin.
Phrasal verbs

hire

noun [U] uk   /haɪər/ us    /haɪr/ UK
an arrangement to use something by paying for it: The price includes flights and car hire. There's a camping shop in town that has tents for hire (= available to be hired) at £10 a week.
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