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for hire

Definition of for hire

  1. 1 :  available to be used in exchange for money :  for rent <They have boats (available) for hire.>

  2. 2 :  available to do work in exchange for money <Several people in the neighborhood responded to the “gardener for hire” signs she posted.>

  3. 3 :  in exchange for money <He says he'll do farm work for hire.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  payment for the temporary use of something

    :  payment for labor or personal services :  wages

    :  the act or an instance of hiring

  1. :  to engage the personal services of for a set sum

    :  to engage the temporary use of for a fixed sum

    :  to grant the personal services of or temporary use of for a fixed sum


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