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Language: Old English
Origin: hyr

hire

2 noun
     
hire2 [uncountable]
British English an arrangement in which you pay a sum of money to borrow something for a short time:
a car hire company
for hire
boats for hire
on hire
The crane is on hire from a local firm.

➔ ply for hire

at ply1 (3)

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