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English definition of “hire”

hire

verb [T]     /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 .Renting, hiring and hire purchase in general Mortgages and real estateRenting property
EMPLOY B2 to begin to employ someone: We hired a new secretary last week .Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of hire verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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