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hire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhirehire1 /haɪə $ haɪr/ ●●● S2 W3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 British EnglishBORROW to pay money to borrow something for a short period of time syn rent American English 🔊 The best way to explore the island is to hire a car. 🔊 What does it cost to hire a boat for a week?2 a) JOB/WORKto employ someone for a short time to do a particular job 🔊 Employers hire skilled people on fixed-term contracts.hire somebody to do something 🔊 A City lawyer has been hired to handle the case. b) JOB/WORK American English to employ someone 🔊 Businesses may only hire foreign workers where an American cannot be found. 🔊 the power to hire and fire (=employ and dismiss people) hire something ↔ out→ See Verb table
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hireThe band may not realize all the costs of recording and of hiring an engineer or producer.The board, composed of nine presidential appointees, has the power to hire and fire the postmaster general.She has never hired anyone with a business-school education, because she believes such people are too rigid in their outlook.Should a company employ its own delivery fleet, or should it hire contractors for distribution?But the bookie was already out hiring frighteners and the bet had to stand.The Herald newspaper hired her in 1968.There probably never has been a year that employers have knocked down the doors to hire liberal arts graduates.He hired Tony Pedregon as his second driver.hire and fireMy father got hired and fired a lot, usually en masse with entire coaching staffs.Principals are now hired and fired based on merit rather than seniority.There are professional managers who are hired and fired by the residents.You can also hire and fire physios, trainers and scouts.They determine repertoire, secure multi-million-pound recording contracts, hire and fire players.Professor Cousins may be on his way out but he hadn't gone yet and still had hiring and firing power.The Council at least has the power to hire and fire some key players beyond the manager.The board, composed of nine presidential appointees, has the power to hire and fire the postmaster general.
hirehire2 noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 British EnglishBORROW an arrangement in which you pay a sum of money to borrow something for a short time 🔊 a car hire companyfor hire 🔊 boats for hireon hire 🔊 The crane is on hire from a local firm. ply for hire at ply1(3)
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hireTo explore further afield, bicycle hire is available.The world's most widely used card is welcomed in hotels and restaurants, for car hire or shopping.Personal stereo guided tours available for hire.Isaac too had been alerted by the footlocker and wandered over to offer Miss Dec for hire.car hireA mini-bus operates to and from the town three times a day although car hire is recommended for the less energetic.These include pursuing a claim for policy excess, car hire charges and loss of the use of one's vehicle.The world's most widely used card is welcomed in hotels and restaurants, for car hire or shopping.Please see page 80 for details of car hire.Unigate's car hire business is also being run down.Please note that car hire is not bookable on Viewdata.His portrait still hangs everywhere, from the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant to the car hire offices.The car hire people don't know where Lonesome Snapper is either, but they look it up.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhirehire1 /haɪəhaɪr/ verb [transitive]1HUMAN RESOURCESto employ a person or an organization for a short time to do a particular job for youThe company has hired an investment banking firm to assist with managing its pension fund.2HUMAN RESOURCESto agree to give someone a permanent jobThe company has just hired 250 new staff.The board hashired and fired a number of top chief executives in the past few years.hire somebody as somethingHe was hired as the company’s chairman last year.3British EnglishCOMMERCE to pay money to use something for a period of time SYN rent AmEYou can hire a car at the airport. hire something/somebody → out→ See Verb tablehirehire2 noun1[uncountable] British EnglishCOMMERCE an arrangement by which someone borrows something for a period of time in exchange for money SYN RENTALAll our equipment is available for hire.The engine is on hire from a local firm.We want to keep hire charges on plant and machinery to a minimum.2[countable] American EnglishHUMAN RESOURCES someone who starts to work for an organization SYN RECRUITThe firm’s hires included economist Richard Hoey and investment strategist Joseph Cohen.Nearly half Andersen’s new hires are women.
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Verb table
hire
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhire
he, she, ithires
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhired
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hired
he, she, ithas hired
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hired
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hire
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hired
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hiring
he, she, itis hiring
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you, we, theyare hiring
Past
I, he, she, itwas hiring
you, we, theywere hiring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hiring
he, she, ithas been hiring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hiring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hiring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hiring
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