verb (used with object), leased, leas·ing.
verb (used without object), leased, leas·ing.
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Anyone who is taking space or looking at a lease expiration is looking at a major redesign.The future of working will be at home—and at the office|Alan Murray|August 28, 2020|Fortune
Under these conditions, it would make more sense for companies that are active on Alaska’s North Slope to pursue sites they currently have under lease, which pose much lower risk.The Trump administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies—but none may bite|By Scott L. Montgomery/The Conversation|August 26, 2020|Popular Science
The city’s lease for Civic Center Plaza had gone month-to-month.The Deal Before the 101 Ash St. Debacle Helps Explain How We Got Here|Lisa Halverstadt and Jesse Marx|August 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Chapter 11 allows retailers to easily get out of lease agreements.America’s Largest Shopping Mall Owner Gets a New Tenant: Itself|Daniel Malloy|August 20, 2020|Ozy
The city of San Diego has long struggled with leases for buildings to house its workers.
Increasingly, criminals actually lease their malware from a group that guarantees their malware against detection.
Ironically, as pope, his championing of the poor has given Liberation Theology a new lease on life.
So Wilson had to innovate a new business plan—a $950 monthly lease, with 2,000 free copies.
The schools buy or lease nearly everything from companies owned by Mitchell.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has underpinned his future program by winning from NASA a 20-year lease on the legendary launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral.Tycoons in Space: One in Orbit and One Still Grounded|Clive Irving|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wishes to cultivate it still, and offers to renew the lease for any number of years, and pay the rent punctually.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The rent for which the owner can lease it, emerges simply as a consequence of the existing state of wages and prices.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
He and his friends obtained the lease, for thirty-one years, of a rival line, which turned out a great financial success.
If the time be less, a verbal lease may be made, even though the lessee does not take immediate possession of the premises.
A lease to a specified day continues during the whole of it, though custom or statute may prescribe a different rule.
British Dictionary definitions for lease (1 of 2)
Derived forms of leaseleasable, adjectiveleaser, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lease (2 of 2)
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Cultural definitions for lease
A contract that grants possession of property for a specified period of time in return for some kind of compensation.
Idioms and Phrases with lease
see new lease on life.