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hire
American English: /ˈhaɪ(ə)r/
British English: /ˈhʌɪə/

Translation of hire in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (rent)
    (hall/boat/suit/horse)
    alquilar
    arrendar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (employ)
    (staff/person)
    contratar
    he has the power to hire and fire
    está autorizado para contratar y despedir personal
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3
    also: hired past participle
    hired hand
    jornalero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    hired killer o assassin
    asesino, (-na) (masculine, feminine) a sueldo
    sicario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine)
  • 2hire out 1
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (of hall/boat/suit/horse) have you any bikes for hire?
    ¿alquilan or arriendan bicicletas?
    for hire
    se alquila or se arrienda
    (on taxis)
    libre
    on hire
    alquilado
    to let something out on hire (British English)
    alquilar or arrendar algo
    hire charge hire services
    servicios (masculine plural) de alquiler
    Example sentences
    • Meanwhile, back at the airport, the cost of car hire and charter flights out of Ireland are savage in comparison with our neighbours.
    • It is the cheapest of the respectable car hire firms and recommended.
    • However, could it be that these registrations are going into car hire fleets?
  • 3
    (American English) (new employee)
    recién contratado, (-da) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The team that meets that daily mission is a mix of active-duty, Guard, Reserve, civilian employees, local hires and contractors.
    • In general, the employees who quit were more recent hires who weren't as invested in the company.
    • From initial performance reviews of new hires, it is determined that the employees' average proficiency in problem solving is 25 percent.

Phrasal verbs

hire out

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(British English)
alquilar
arrendar
they hire bikes out to tourists
les alquilan bicicletas a los turistas
2verb + adverb (offer services) (American English) to hire out as something
ofrecerse como algo

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