hire out

phrasal verb

hired out; hiring out; hires out
chiefly British : to allow someone to use (something) in exchange for money : rent
The hotel hires out boats to guests.
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.

Examples of hire out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Financial Times reported that Citadel’s 20-person-strong forecasting team, hired out of academia and national weather forecasting departments, helped generate multiple billions of dollars’ worth of revenue for the firm’s commodities arm. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 2 June 2024 Private charter: This is when an entire ship is hired out by a third-party, usually musical acts or other big names in the entertainment industry. David Nikel, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The eatery’s rooftop bar was hired out for the lavish dinner and guests were even given masks of Kardashian’s face for the event. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 Entire 10-story buildings are hired out, taxi drivers get dream fares and vendors do a mean trade in T-shirts, books, amulets and other Breslov merch. Jeffrey Gettleman Daniel Berehulak, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2023 Intel wants to diversify its business by hiring out its factories to make semiconductors for other companies. oregonlive, 5 Sep. 2023 Among those that do have resources, some have tried to hire out these roles to independent contractors, but this doesn’t work over the long run. Alexander Lopez, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 In previous years, a warehouse in Sydney's Lilyfield was hired out for the dinner parties and commitment ceremonies, while couples are provided with accommodation at the SKYE Suites in Sydney's CBD. Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 28 July 2023 These analysts are employed directly by Intellia – earning a base salary from the firm – and can then be hired out for specific assignments. David Prosser, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023

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“Hire out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hire%20out. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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