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  1. rent
    IPA[rent]
  2. noun

    • 1. a tenant's regular payment to a landlord for the use of property or land.

    • 2. a sum paid for the hire of equipment.

    verb

    • 1. pay someone for the use of (something, typically property, land, or a car):

      they rented a house together in Spain
      Synonym : hire, lease, charter, occupy temporarily, live in temporarily, take
    • 2. (of an owner) let someone use (something) in return for payment:

      he purchased a large tract of land and rented out most of it to local farmers
      Synonym : let (out), lease (out), hire (out), sublet, sublease
    • 3. be let or hired out at a specified rate:

      skis or snowboards rent for $60–80 for six days
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: rent, plural noun: rents

    • v.: verb: rent, 3rd person present: rents, gerund or present participle: renting, past tense: rented, past participle: rented

  4. Phrase

    • noun

      a large tear in a piece of fabric:

      an opening or gap resembling a tear in a piece of fabric:

    • verb

      past and past participle of rend
    • noun

      a tenant's regular payment to a landlord for the use of property or land:

      a sum paid for the hire of equipment.

    • verb

      pay someone for the use of (something, typically property, land, or a car):

      (of an owner) allow someone to use (something) in return for payment:

    • noun

      a large tear in a piece of fabric:
    • verb

      past and past participle of rend
    • verb

      tear (something) into two or more pieces:

      wrench (something) violently:

    • verb

      tear (something) into pieces:

      wrench (something) violently:

    • noun

      an extortionate or very high rent, especially an annual rent equivalent to the full value of the property to which it relates.
    • verb

      exact an excessive or extortionate rent from (a tenant) or for (a property):
    • adjective

      (of a property) costing relatively little to rent:

      having little prestige; inferior or shoddy:

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