hire

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Plain form
hire

Third-person singular
hires

Past tense
hired

Past participle
hired

Present participle
hiring

  1. If someone hires you, they agree to give you a job and pay you money.
    I was hired at Food City several years ago.
    I heard the new factory was now hiring.

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Noun[change]

Singular
hire

Plural
hires

  1. (countable) A person who has been hired.
    We pair up each of our new hires with one of our original hires.