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rent

verb
 
 
/rent/
HOME [I, T] A2 to pay money to live in a building that someone else owns: He'll be renting an apartment until he can find a house to buy.Mortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting propertyRenting propertyMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general
PAY TO USE [T] US (UK hire) A2 to pay money to use something for a short time: We could rent a car for the weekend.Renting, hiring and hire purchase in general Mortgages and real estateRenting property
RECEIVE MONEY [T] (also rent out) B1 to allow someone to pay you money to live in your building: I rented out my house and went travelling for a year.Renting propertyMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general
(Definition of rent verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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