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Rental is increased, we hear (4)


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'rental' is the definition.

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(Other definitions for hire that I've seen before include "Pay to use something" , "Rent, employ" , "Pay for temporary use" , "Employ (for wages)" , "Payment for use" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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