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rent from (one)

1. To occupy the property of another person or company in return for an amount of money, typically fixed by contract and paid in regular intervals. I'm so tired of renting from greedy landlords and realtors. I've got a family renting from me while I work in Japan for the next year.
2. To obtain the use something that belongs to another person or company in return for an amount of money. We're going to rent bikes from the shop next to our hostel and take them around the city tomorrow. A local artist is renting some studio space from me at the moment.
See also: rent

rent out

To agree to allow someone to use something or occupy some place temporarily for payment or a series of payments. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rent" and "out." After business started declining, we began renting out our warehouses to help supplement our revenue stream. We also offer to rent the equipment out on daily, monthly, or yearly rates.
See also: out, rent


slang One's parents. A shortening of "parentals," meaning the same. I'll have to check with my rentals if I can borrow the car for the evening. A: "Hopefully the rentals will be asleep by the time we get back." B: "Don't call them your rentals, dude. You sound like a dweeb."
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rent out

To grant temporary occupancy or use of some property or some service to someone in exchange for regular payments: I rented out the extra room over the garage to a college student. My parents rented our cabin out to one of my cousins.
See also: out, rent
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n. one’s parents. (see also (parental) units. Also a term of address.) Hey, rentals, let’s go out for dinner.


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