Verb > Hire

Verb > Hire

1 a : chiefly US : to give work or a job to (someone) in exchange for wages or a salary

(+ object)

She had very little office experience, so the company wouldn’t hire her.

a hired hand/worker

We hired someone to clean the office once a week.

(no object)

The company isn’t hiring right now.

b (+ object) : to use or get the services of (someone) to do a particular job

You should hire (=(more formally) employ) a lawyer to look over the contract.

2 : (+ object) chiefly British : to pay to use (something) : RENT

hire a hall

a hired car