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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.for rent offered by the owner for someone else to use in exchange for money
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rent noun (HOLE)

[C] formal a large hole torn in a piece of material: There was a large rent in his parachute.

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 me her spare bedroom for £200 a week. My Dad has a villa that he rents (out) to tourists.
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rent verb (TORN)

past simple and past participle of rend
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