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verb British English pronunciation: hire /ˈhaɪə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhire
he/she/ithires
present participlehiring
past tensehired
past participlehired
  1. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to pay someone to work for you, especially for a short time

    I hired someone to paint the house.

    hire and fire:

    His main responsibility is hiring and firing.

  2. 3

    hire

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    hire out

    [transitive] British spoken to let someone use something temporarily in return for money. The usual American word for this is rent out

    There are several companies that hire office equipment to businesses.

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