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verb rent pronunciation in British English /rent/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerenting
past tenserented
past participlerented
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to pay money regularly to use a house, room, office etc that belongs to someone else

    How long have you been renting this place?

    We’re looking to buy rather than rent.

    1. a.
      mainly American to hire a vehicle, piece of equipment etc
  2. 2



    rent out

    [transitive] to allow a house, room, office etc that you own to be used by someone who pays you regularly for using it

    All the rooms are rented out to students.



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