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English definition of “hire”

hire

verb [T]     /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.Renting, hiring and hire purchase in general Mortgages and real estateRenting property 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 .Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs hired     /haɪəd/ US  /haɪrd/ adjective UK a hired car The police believe he was killed by a hired assassin .Renting, hiring and hire purchase in general Mortgages and real estateRenting property
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