American English

Definition of hire verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hire
    he / she / it hires
    past simple hired
    -ing form hiring
    jump to other results
  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] hire (somebody) to give someone a job She was hired three years ago. He does the hiring and firing in our company. We're not hiring right now. Topic CollocationsJobsgetting a job look for work look for/apply for/go for a job get/pick up/complete/fill out an application (form) send/e-mail your résumé/CV/application/application form/cover letter be called for/have/attend an interview offer somebody a job/work/employment/a promotion find/get/land a job employ/hire/recruit staff/workers/trainees recruit/appoint a managerdoing a job arrive at/get to/leave work/the office/the factory start/finish work/your shift do/put in/work overtime have/gain/get/lack/need experience/qualifications do/get/have/receive training learn/pick up/improve/develop (your) skills cope with/manage/share/spread/delegate the workload improve your/achieve a better work-life balance have (no) job satisfaction/job securitybuilding a career have a job/work/a career/a vocation find/follow/pursue your vocation enter/go into/join a profession choose/embark on/start/begin/pursue a career change jobs/professions/careers be/go/work freelance do/take on temp work/freelance work do/be engaged in/be involved in volunteer workleaving your job leave/quit/resign from your job give up work/your job/your career hand in your notice/resignation plan to/be due to retire in June/next year, etc. take early retirement
  2. 2[transitive] hire somebody/something to employ someone to do a particular job to hire a lawyer They hired a firm of consultants to design the new system.
  3. Phrasal Verbshire yourself out (to somebody)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hire

Other results

All matches
Phrasal verbs