hire out

{v.}, {informal} 1. To accept a job; take employment. * /Frank hired out as a saxophonist with a dance band./ 2. To rent (as owner). * /John used to hire out his tractor sometimes when he didn't need it himself./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • hire out — index let (lease), rent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hire out — verb grant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee We rent out our apartment to tourists every year He hired himself out as a cook • Syn: ↑rent out, ↑farm out • Hypernyms: ↑lend, ↑loan …   Useful english dictionary

  • hire out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hire out : present tense I/you/we/they hire out he/she/it hires out present participle hiring out past tense hired out past participle hired out 1) British same as hire I, 3) This room is often hired out for… …   English dictionary

  • hire out — v. (D; refl., tr.) to hire out as; to (he hired himself out as a mercenary to the highest bidder) * * * to (he hire outd himself out as a mercenary to the highest bidder) (D;refl.,tr.) to hire outas …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hire out — PHRASAL VERB If you hire out something such as a car or a person s services, you allow them to be used in return for payment. [V P n (not pron)] Companies hiring out narrow boats report full order books... [V P n (not pron)] His agency hires out… …   English dictionary

  • hire\ out — v informal 1. To accept a job; take employment. Frank hired out as a saxophonist with a dance band. 2. To rent (as owner). John used to hire out his tractor sometimes when he didn t need it himself …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hire out — 1) accept a job, take employment He decided to hire himself out as a dancer while he was going to school. 2) rent to someone We rented out our boat last summer because we were too busy to use it …   Idioms and examples

  • hire out — work in return for pay, offer services for pay …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hire - rent - let — ◊ hire and rent If you pay a sum of money in order to use something for a short period of time, you can say that you hire it or rent it. Hire is more common in British English and rent is more common in American English. We hired a car from a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hire — [hīr] n. [ME < OE hyr, wages, akin to Du huur, Ger heuer] 1. the amount paid to get the services of a person or the use of a thing 2. a hiring or being hired 3. Informal a person who is hired; employee vt. hired, hiring 1. to get …   English World dictionary


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