farm out


Definition of farm out 

transitive verb

1 : to turn over for performance by another usually under contract farm out a job

2a : to put (someone, such as a child) into the hands of another for care

b : to send (an athlete, such as a baseball player) to a farm team

3 : to exhaust (land) by farming especially by continuously raising one crop

First Known Use of farm out

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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