hire out

phrasal verb
hired out; hiring out; hires out

Definition of hire out

1 chiefly British : to allow someone to use (something) in exchange for money : rent The hotel hires out boats to guests.
2 US, informal : to take a job : to work for wages or a salary She hired out as a cook. He's a teacher most of the year, but in the summer he hires himself out as a tour guide.

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“Hire out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hire%20out. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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