farm out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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