from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Slang To lay off or otherwise terminate (an employee): "[When] top executives . . . are dehired, headhunters get nervous. It's not the way they like to see new business develop” ( Forbes).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To terminate the employment of.
- v. To terminate use under a lease of.
de- + hire (Wiktionary)