Meaning of “hire” - Learner’s Dictionary

hire

verb [ T ] uk us /haɪər/
PAY TO USE SOMETHING UK (US rent)

B1 to pay money in order to use something for a short time:

They hired a car for a few weeks.
EMPLOY

B2 to begin to employ someone:

We hired a new secretary last week.

(Definition of “hire verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)