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hire

verb [T]
 
 
/haɪər/
HR to employ someone in a permanent job: Increased business means that the company will need to hire 15 new sales staff.hire sb as sth A supervisor noticed her potential and hired her as a trading trainee.be hired by sb/sth Employees hired by a public agency after July 1 will automatically be enrolled in the new contribution plan. Managers are given a free hand in hiring and firing employees.
HR to pay a person or company to do a particular job for a short period of time: We will hire a contractor to consider what can be done that is cost effective.
mainly UK ( US rent) COMMERCE to pay to use something for a short period of time: They hired a billboard in a prominent position on Oxford Street to promote the event.
(Definition of hire verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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