lease ( leases plural & 3rd person present) ( leasing present participle) ( leased past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A lease is a legal agreement by which the owner of a building, a piece of land, or something such as a car allows someone else to use it for a period of time in return for money.
He took up a 10 year lease on the house at Rossie Priory.
2 verb If you lease property or something such as a car from someone or if they lease it to you, they allow you to use it in return for regular payments of money.
He went to Toronto, where he leased an apartment... V n
She hopes to lease the building to students... V n to n
He will need more grazing land and perhaps La Prade could lease him a few acres. V n n
3 If you say that someone or something has been given a new lease of life, you are emphasizing that they are much more lively or successful than they have been in the past.
a new lease of life phrase PHR after v
The operation has given me a new lease of life.
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vb charter, hire, let, loan, rent
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