Focus on the pronunciation of hire
English definition of “hire”
/haɪər/ verb [T]
› HR to employ someone in a permanent job: Increased business means that the company will need to hire 15 new sales staff.hire sb as sth A supervisor noticed her potential and hired her as a trading trainee.be hired by sb/sth Employees hired by a public agency after July 1 will automatically be enrolled in the new contribution plan. Managers are given a free hand in hiring and firing employees.
› HR to pay a person or company to do a particular job for a short period of time: We will hire a contractor to consider what can be done that is cost effective.
› mainly UK (US rent) COMMERCE to pay to use something for a short period of time: They hired a billboard in a prominent position on Oxford Street to promote the event. → See Note rent