English version

farm somebody/something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfarm somebody/something ↔ out phrasal verb1 RESPONSIBLEto send work to other people instead of doing it yourself to The processing will be farmed out to people in local villages.2 to send someone to a different place where they will be looked after – used to show disapproval to At the age of 16 she was farmed out to family friends. farm→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
farm outA hundred people came, sometimes more, and usually I farmed Janir out for the night.We could always farm things out to freelances.He pulled up at the farm and got out to open the door for her before she could move.Many farms were let out to royal clerks and lay servants - another aspect of crown patronage.farm toWe could always farm things out to freelances.He pulled up at the farm and got out to open the door for her before she could move.Many farms were let out to royal clerks and lay servants - another aspect of crown patronage.farm toWe could always farm things out to freelances.He pulled up at the farm and got out to open the door for her before she could move.Many farms were let out to royal clerks and lay servants - another aspect of crown patronage.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfarm something → out phrasal verb [transitive] informal British English to send work to other people, especially people outside your company, instead of doing it yourselfSome of the work can be farmed out to freelancers. farm→ See Verb table
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Verb table
farm
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfarm
he, she, itfarms
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfarmed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave farmed
he, she, ithas farmed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad farmed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill farm
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have farmed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam farming
he, she, itis farming
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you, we, theyare farming
Past
I, he, she, itwas farming
you, we, theywere farming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been farming
he, she, ithas been farming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been farming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be farming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been farming
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