Translation of hire in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /haɪr; ˈhaɪə(r)/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (rent) [hall/boat/suit/horse] alquilar, arrendar* 1.2 (employ) [staff/person] contratar he has the power to hire and fire está autorizado para contratar y despedir personal
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    • Try hiring an insurance replacement rental car in Buffalo!
    • Anglers can obtain permits and hire a boat from John Scotts Shop, Aughagower, Westport.
    • Alf received it despite never having taken his car or hiring a car abroad.
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    • Successive administrators of Moore's estate hired them out to employers whose payments provided proceeds for the estate.
    • You can perform the work yourself, or you can hire it out to a contractor.
    • These may be government-run, but the labour in these prisons can be hired out to corporations.
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    • If you spend, borrow, set up a business, hire someone or get fired, these are actions that matter.
    • When Scott Wolfe hires someone for a job working a cash register or cutting meat, the odds are, that person was a customer first.
    • The most crucial step in ensuring marketing success is hiring someone to manage and coordinate the effort.
    (hired past participle of/participio pasado de)
    hired hand jornalero, (masculine, feminine) hired killer o assassin asesino, (masculine, feminine) a sueldo, sicario, (masculine, feminine)


uncountable/no numerable
  • 3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (new employee) recién contratado, (masculine, feminine)

Phrasal verbs

hire out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (British English/inglés británico) alquilar, arrendar* they hire bikes out to tourists les alquilan bicicletas a los turistas 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (offer services) (American English/inglés norteamericano) to hire out as sth ofrecerse* como algo

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