hire out(redirected from hire something out)
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.
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.
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]
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.