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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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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