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rent

noun uk   /rent/ us  

rent noun (PAYMENT)

A2 [C or U] a fixed amount of money that you pay regularly for the use of a room, house, car, television, etc. that someone else owns: I pay a higher rent/more rent than the other tenants because my room is bigger. Rents here are ridiculously high/low.Renting propertyMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting, hiring and hire purchase in general Mortgages and real estateRenting property for rent offered by the owner for someone else to use in exchange for moneyRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Mortgages and real estateRenting property

rent noun (HOLE)

[C] formal a large hole torn in a piece of material: There was a large rent in his parachute.Holes, hollows and dips

rent

verb uk   /rent/ us  

rent verb (PAY TO USE)

A2 [T] to pay or receive a fixed amount of money for the use of a room, house, car, television, etc.: I rented a car from a garage so that I could get about. [+ two objects] The old lady rented us her spare bedroom for £55 a week. My Dad has a cottage which he rents (out) to tourists.Renting propertyMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting, hiring and hire purchase in general Mortgages and real estateRenting property

rent verb (TORN)

past simple and past participle of rendTearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of rent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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