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leaseverb [T]

us   /lis/
to use or allow someone else to use land, property, etc. for an agreed period of time in exchange for money: I leased my new car instead of buying it.
lease
noun [C] us   /lis/
The lease on this office expires in two years.
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leasenoun [C]

uk   /liːs/ us   COMMERCE, LAW
an agreement to pay money in order to use land, a building, a vehicle, or a piece of equipment for a particular period of time: The company signed a lease for the property in December. The original tenant remains liable throughout the entire term of the lease.a lease expires/runs out The lease expires in 2026.a 10-/20-/30-year lease The company is trying to extend its 30-year lease (with 24 years left to run). a lease agreement/contract/payment a long-term/short-term lease

leaseverb [T]

uk   /liːs/ us   COMMERCE, LAW
to agree to pay money in order to use land, a building, a vehicle, or a piece of equipment for a particular period of time: lease sth (from sb) The firm recently made plans to lease another 8,000 square feet from the property company.
to make an agreement by which someone pays you money in order to use land, a building, a vehicle, or a piece of equipment for a particular period of time: lease sth (out) (to sb) They are keen to lease out the aircraft to private companies.lease sb sth He gave equity to the firms that leased him office equipment.
(Definition of lease from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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