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noun rent pronunciation in American English /rent/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an amount of money that you pay regularly for using a house, room, office, etc. that belongs to someone else

    After she’d paid her rent, Jan had no money left for food.

    an annual rent of $80,000

    rent on/for:

    What’s the rent on this house now?

    1. a.
      an amount of money that you pay for using a vehicle, a piece of equipment, etc.
  2. 2
    [countable] literary a hole made when you tear something
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    make rent American to have enough money to pay the rent

    I'm afraid I'm not going to make rent this month.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/06/2013


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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