Translation of "hire" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /haɪər/ present participle hiring, past tense and past participle hired

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

They hired a car for a few weeks.

to employ someone or pay them to do a particular job

We hired a new secretary last week.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun [ no plural ] uk /haɪər/

an arrangement to use something for a short time by paying for it

Do you have bikes for hire?

(Translation of “hire” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈhaiə/

(often with from) to get the use of by paying money

He’s hiring a car (from us) for the week.

(often with out) to give (someone) the use of in exchange for money

Will you hire me your boat for the week-end?
Does this firm hire out cars?

(especially American ) to employ (a workman etc)

They have hired a team of labourers/laborers to dig the road.
hirer noun

hire-purchase noun

(also abbreviated to HP /eitʃˈpiː/) (British) a way of buying an article by paying the price in several weekly or monthly parts

compra a plazos
I got this television on hire-purchase
(also adjective) a hire-purchase agreement.

(Translation of “hire” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)