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1. To allow someone to use, employ, or access someone or something, in exchange for money. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hire" and "out." My niece watches my kids all the time, so I've started hiring her out as a babysitter to other moms in the neighborhood. If we owned a second house, we could hire it out when we're not there.
2. To seek employment. Now that you have your degree, you can hire out as an accountant.
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hire someone or something out
to grant someone the use or efforts of someone or something for pay. I hired my son out as a lawn-care specialist. I hire out my son to mow lawns.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Obtain work; also, grant the services or temporary use of for a fee, as in He hired out as a cook, or They hired out the cottage for the summer. [Second half of 1700s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
To grant the services of someone or the temporary use of something for a fee: The agency hires out temporary workers to local businesses. We hired out the cottage for the summer. My friends hired themselves out as cooks.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- bear off from (someone or something)
- bring (someone or something) before (someone or something)
- be out of (one's) league
- be out of somebody's league
- accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
- accompany on a journey
- be (not) a patch on
- be/have done with somebody/something
- (one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time
- bargain for (someone or something) with (someone)