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English definition of “rent”

rent

verb [T] (PAY TO USE)    /rent/
A2 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
(Definition of rent verb (PAY TO USE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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