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Hire out   /hˈaɪər aʊt/   Listen
Hire out

Grant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee.  Synonyms: farm out, rent out.  "He hired himself out as a cook"

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"Hire out" Quotes from Famous Books

... too glad of the chance to hire out their carts and animals; and after a lengthy ride along the Yong-wol road, on a horse which he had borrowed, Frobisher satisfied himself that, thus far at any rate, there was no sign ...
— A Chinese Command - A Story of Adventure in Eastern Seas • Harry Collingwood

... up the show business and go back to Edmeston, where I'll hire out to work on a farm. If I can't do a little thing like this I guess the farm will be the best place ...
— The Circus Boys on the Flying Rings • Edgar B. P. Darlington

... in his veins, and though he saw fit to "hire out," he could never stand the word "servant," or consider himself the inferior one of the two high contracting parties. When he came to live with the Doctor, he made up his mind he would dismiss the old gentleman, if ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 31, May, 1860 • Various

... disappointed lovers, and outlaws, and portionless youths too proud to labor and afraid to steal, to go into the wars; nobility, that would not suffer them to become journeymen mechanics, led them to hire out as journeymen butchers. But at length the field of military adventure is almost every where closed. There is no region, ever so remote, where a spirited and adventurous youth could hope ever to learn the art martial. A few skirmishes on the Parana and the Plata, on the Fish River, or the ...
— The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 • Various

... plantation was about eighteen miles from Wilson's, and who had been recommended to me as being the kind of man I was hunting for. Mr. Dansley questioned me closely, and examined me as to my reasons for wanting to hire out, and why my master wished me to hire out when there was plenty of work on his own place for me to do. I confessed frankly that I could read and write, and knew something about figures, and was desirous to serve God and do his ...
— Biography of a Slave - Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson • Charles Thompson

... lends the excitement of chance, and, when a lucky pull or whirl occurs, occasions the subsequent addition to the small fraction of a sen's worth to be bought. Men or women walk about, carrying a small charcoal brazier under a copper griddle, with batter, spoons, cups, and shoyu[22] sauce to hire out for the price of a jumon[23] each to the little urchins who spend an afternoon of bliss, making their own griddle-cakes and eating them. The seller of sugar-jelly exhibits a devil, taps a drum, and dances for the benefit of his baby-customers. The seller ...
— Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories • Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton

... the buck I'll lam into that black mangrove log and build a fire under the little scaffold of small poles there, which you hadn't seen, but which was built to cure venison. Say, Dick, don't you want to hire out ...
— Dick in the Everglades • A. W. Dimock

... contents. Do you know what that means? Can you for a moment realize what is involved? A man's enemy, even his so-called religious enemy, any assassin, any slanderer, any liar, even the mercenary who agrees to hire out his honor itself for the wages of a slave, can deposit an anonymous accusation against any one whom he hates or wishes to ruin; and it becomes the duty of the authorities to respect his communication ...
— The Mettle of the Pasture • James Lane Allen

... a Zirk," von Schlichten said. "They're the nomads who hire out to the northern merchants as caravan-drivers, and also prey, or used to prey, on the caravans as brigands. Since our air-freighters got into operation, neither caravan-driving nor caravan-raiding has been a paying business, and our air-patrols ...
— Uller Uprising • Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr

... I will hire out as lady's-maid, companion, governess—any thing is preferable to this sort of life!" she ...
— May Brooke • Anna H. Dorsey

Words linked to "Hire out" :   lend, rent out, loan, farm out

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