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hire  


      vb  
1    appoint, commission, employ, engage, sign up, take on  
2    charter, engage, lease, let, rent  
      n  
3    charge, cost, fee, price, rent, rental  
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hire  

  ( hires    3rd person present)   ( hiring    present participle)   ( hired    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you hire someone, you employ them or pay them to do a particular job for you.  
Sixteen of the contestants have hired lawyers and are suing the organisers...      V n  
The rest of the staff have been hired on short-term contracts...      V  
He will be in charge of all hiring and firing at PHA.      V-ing  
...the mystery assassin (who turned out to be a hired killer).      V-ed  
2       verb   If you hire something, you pay money to the owner so that you can use it for a period of time.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
To hire a car you must produce a passport and a current driving licence...      V n  
Her hired car was found abandoned at Beachy Head.      V-ed  
in AM, usually use rent     
3       n-uncount   You use hire to refer to the activity or business of hiring something.  
  (mainly BRIT)   usu n N, N of n, N n  
They booked our hotel, and organised car hire...     
in AM, usually use rental     
4    If something is for hire, it is available for you to hire.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
for hire      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
Fishing tackle is available for hire.     
in AM, usually use for rent      hire out      phrasal verb   If you hire out something such as a car or a person's services, you allow them to be used in return for payment.  
Companies hiring out narrow boats report full order books...      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  


hire purchase     
Hire purchase is a way of buying goods gradually. You make regular payments until you have paid the full price and the goods belong to you. The abbreviation HP is often used.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount   oft N n  
...buying a car on hire purchase.     
in AM, usually use installment plan     

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See also:

heir, hiker, hide, hike

! acqui-hire n.
The acquisition of a startup primarily for the team and talent, rather than for the technology or product.

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