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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfarm out
he/she/itfarms out
present participlefarming out
past tensefarmed out
past participlefarmed out
  1. 1
    to send part of your work to be done by people outside a company

    We could always farm the typing out to freelancers.

  2. 2
    informal to send someone to be looked after by someone else

    She farmed out all the children to a childminder.

See also main entry: farm


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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