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hire

noun     /haɪər/
[U] mainly UK ( US rental) COMMERCE an arrangement in which someone pays to use something for a short period: car/equipment/plant hire Prices include return flights and car hire. There are plenty of cars available for hire. a hire business/company/firm
[C] HR a person who a company or organization employs in a permanent job: additional/fresh/new hires Three-quarters of the debt-collection industry's new hires quit after just three months.
(Definition of hire noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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